CUBE 2020: Addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings
CUBE 2020 – A contest for generating energy and CO2 savings
Large companies are looking to equip themselves with a bottom-up approach to foster environmental performance in buildings to complement the top-down policies available in their significant portfolios (certifications, ISO 50001, facility management progress plans, etc.). Having noticed this market need, a contest – CUBE 2020, was created in 2013 by the French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB), alongside global companies, asset managers and public authorities. Since then, many large organisations have used CUBE 2020 as a tool to create internal momentum towards this coveted efficiency.
CUBE 2020 is an energy and CO2 saving contest that provides a framework for non-residential buildings to reduce on average 10 to 25% (12% as a standard average) of energy consumption per year. The principle of the contest, open to all non-residential buildings (educational, office, semi-industrial, retail, health care, state and local government buildings, etc.), is a one-year competition to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by adopting the user’s best practices and fine-tuning the technical installations through low-investment measures.
Participants access a package of resources containing available tips and techniques, communication and mobilisation tools, and are able to track their progress on a monthly basis. Energy savings and CO2 reductions are scientifically measured by comparing the candidates’ building consumption during the contest to a forecast of their historical baseline of consumption. Lire la suite de l’article.