Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency – Overpromised or Undervalued?
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
<strong>MODERATOR:</strong> <strong>Oliver Rapf</strong>, Executive Director, Building Performance Institute Europe
<strong>SPEAKERS:</strong> <strong>Rebecca Minch</strong>, Principal Officer, DCCAE, Ireland; <strong>Jennifer Layke</strong>, Global Director, Energy, World Resources Institute; <strong>Dr. Ian Hamilton</strong>, Reader, UCL Energy Institute, <strong>Dora Fazekas</strong>, Associate Director, Cambridge Econometrics
<strong>DESCRIPTION:</strong> Energy efficiency is not only reducing energy costs but is supposed to create all kinds of so-called multiple benefits. These benefits often are claimed to be visible on societal level, but they hardly ever make it on the balance sheet. This session will discuss whether there is hard evidence that energy efficiency does create benefits outside the immediate energy system. It will challenge conventional wisdom and discuss ways to count and value these benefits. Invited speakers will present latest scientific insights as well as business approaches to valorize the benefits generated by energy efficiency.