Theme 2

Energy Efficiency

By using less energy to provide the same service the urban environment will naturally benefit: Improving energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. The following indicators aim to enable planners to enhance the urban environment by reducing the energy requirements therein.

Indicator 9: Final energy consumption, by sector
This indicator has been selected for inclusion in the tool as it establishes a baseline for decision makers in order to facilitate the generation of interventions, which enhance energy efficiency
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Indicator 10: Energy dependency
This indicator was brought forward for inclusion in the tool after consultation with academic and end user stakeholders
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Indicator 11: Energy consumption of public buildings II produced
This indicator has been included because it has the potential to inform decision makers in municipalities as to the performance of buildings under their control and how interventions therein may enhance the energy consumption qualities of their building portfolio
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Indicator 12: Building stock energy efficiency
The rationale for this indicator arises from the need of end users to assess the performance of existing buildings so that the impact of interventions can be assessed accurately
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Indicator 13: Residential Stock Energy Efficiency
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in residential developments given the energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 14: Commercial Stock Energy Efficiency
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in commercial developments given the energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 15: Industrial Stock Energy Efficiency
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in industrial developments given the energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 16: Leisure Stock Energy Efficiency
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in Leisure developments given the energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 17: Public Stock Energy Efficiency (Health) I
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in health sector given the pattern of energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 18: Public Stock Energy Efficiency (Education) II
This indicator has been selected due to the importance of assessing the impact of interventions planned in the education sector given the pattern of energy consumption, which occurs in this building type
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Indicator 19: Special Heritage Status
The purpose of this indicator is to examine the impact of interventions relating to the enhancement of energy interventions in structures and buildings, which have specific heritage related designations attached.
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Indicator 20: Electricity Exported to Grid
The purpose of this indicator is to examine the manner in which surplus energy is exploited in an urban environment
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Indicator 21: Residential population density
This indicator was advanced as a support to decision makers as residential density has a key role to play in the assessment of energy consumption in urban environments
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Indicator 22: Percentage of buildings assessed under a Building Energy Rating Scheme.
This indicator was advanced as it outlines the penetration of energy efficiency assessments in an urban area
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