Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future

Full report and more details follow soon. This report was developed by the IRP in response to a request by leaders of the Group of 7 nations in the context of efforts to promote resource efficiency as a core element of sustainable development. It conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to GHG abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of GHG emissions from material efficiency strategies applied in residential buildings and light duty vehicles, and reviews policies that address these strategies.

Bridging the gap: enhancing material efficiency in residential buildings and cars

Research has shown that demand-side material efficiency offers substantial GHG mitigation opportunities that are complementary to those obtained through an energy system transformation. Demand-side material efficiency widens the spectrum of emissions …

Impact of CH2018 Climate Change Scenarios for Switzerland on today's Swiss building stock

Building Energy Efficiency for Massive market Uptake BEEM-UP Energetic Refurbishment Replication Strategy for Eastern European Countries

Konzept Energieversorgung 2050

A component based bottom-up building stock model for comprehensive environmental impact assessment and target control

Energiekonzept 2050 für die Stadt Zürich - Auf dem Weg zur 2000 Watt tauglichen Wärme-Versorgung mit einem räumlich differenzierten Gebäudeparkmodell

Towards a 2000 Watt society – assessing building-specific saving potentials of the Swiss residential building stock

Ecological potentials of load management in buildings

MSc thesis

2000-Watt-Gesellschafts-taugliches Energiekonzept für die Stadt Zürich