Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC)

In January 2011, representatives from  Hong Kong, PR China, Japan, Viet Nam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the U.S. convened for a conference on Cooperative Energy Efficiency Design for Sustainability (CEEDS). The presentations focused on Building energy codes and labeling programs. The document library below offers access to many of these presentations.

Document Library

DocumentMr. Kenji Kobayashi, President APERC Mr. Kenji Kobayashi, President, APERC stated that participants were expected to leave this second meeting with completed recommendations for implementing a Building Codes and labelling program tailored to the unique needs and barriers of their economies.
DocumentMs. Aleisha Khan, BCAP Ms. Aleisha Khan discussed the U.S. strategy for code promotion focusing on technical assistance and advocacy based on( local issues. Her slides offer details on key messages, barriers and opportunities with supporters, opponents and stakeholders.
DocumentDr. Cary Bloyd, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryIn his presentation on the Needs and Strategy for Developing a Regional Building Product Test Capability Dr. Cary Bloyd, of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discussed the infrastructure requirements to support efficient building envelopes and DOE plans to support Southeast Asia.
DocumentMr. Bipin V. Shah, Pres. WinBuild Inc. Mr. Bipin V. Shah of, WinBuild Inc. shared draft plans for a future workshop and training on regional building product testing. Topics include the Policy and Commercialization Path; Establishing the Windows Component and System Simulation and Testing Facilities; Quality Assurance and Database Labeling Process; Code Compliance; Incentive Programs and Promotion.
DocumentIr. Cary Chan, HKGBCIr. Cary Chan, of HKGBC presented the energy use criteria for BEAM Plus.
DocumentMr. James Russell, APERC Mr. James Russell, APERC presented the energy savings affect of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative by building type and select business sectors from cooperative member countries.
DocumentMr. Nguyen Ba ChienOn behalf of Viet Nam, Mr. Nguyen Ba Chien provided an overview of his countryís progress toward establishing a Building Code and Labeling program with a roadmap visual to implementing next steps. His slides identify technical, energy code, and human factor barriers and proposed next steps for overcoming these issues.
DocumentMr. Ronaldo P. Parreno Jr.In one of three presentations offered on behalf of the Philippines, Mr. Ronaldo P. Parreno Jr. shares information about their energy efficiency standards program for lighting and the building envelope. In addition he mentions a publication about the DOE thru the Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project (PELMATP) and the United Nations Development Programme-Global Environmental Facility (UNDP-GEF).
DocumentMr. Ronaldo P. Parreno, Jr.In one of three presentations offered on behalf of the Philippines, Mr. Ronaldo P. Parreno Jr. discusses their Energy Policy and consumption profiles for commercial and residential building types. He delineates the benefits and savings achieved through an AC labeling program.
DocumentMr. Ronaldo P. Parreno, Jr.In this presentation, Mr. Ronaldo P. Parreno Jr. shared the strategy that the Philippines were adopting to Implement the second tier standards and increase efficiency. His slides also featured aggressive targets, which include 200 new and 200 retrofitted buildings in each of the commercial and industry sectors; 10 upper-middle-class green residential projects of 200 and certifying 10 low-cost green residential projects of 1,500 units in new energy efficient buildings.
DocumentMs. Aminah Bt. Abd. Rahman Ms. Aminah Bt. Abd. Rahman summarizes issues regarding the application of energy-efficient technologies for the building sector in Malaysia. Her slides discuss the effects of a weak energy policy, education barriers and financial considerations, which include subsidies that skew market demand. Additional slides prioritize actions for these barriers.
DocumentProf. Lee Siew Eang Prof. Siew Eang Lee Kicks-off a discussion on the key challenges for Malaysia as it works to develop and implement a Building Code and Labeling program suitable for the tropics. His slides offer an interesting discussion on who is responsible for changes at different levels of the process.
DocumentMr. Ezrom Max Donald TapparanHis presentation offered a refined proposal on next steps for Building Code and Labeling and he indicated that in Indonesia, the Codes were not in synch with technology, which is a major barrier in developing their Building Code and Labeling program.He offered anagenda for new renewable technology and energy conservation given the current energy management situation and desired future condition.
DocumentDr. Liu Hong Dr. Liu Hong gets specific on ways PR China will enhance the codes/labeling implementation and enforcement; establish a comprehensive incentive mechanism; improve and upgrade the existing codes system; promote a labeling certification system; and enhance the codes/labeling information dissemination.
DocumentMr. Feng Liu Mr. Feng Liu shared PR China successes in establishing a well-defined set of building codes and advancing the education of those working in the construction industry. His slides discuss ways to improve compliance and strengthening both the management and control of the testing and certification program. Priorities include rapidly scaling up labeling requirements for key building materials and components; boosting the enforcement capacity of small and medium-sized cities; and scaling up building EE renovations, especially in cold climate regions.
DocumentMs. Sirinthorn VongsoasupMs. Sirinthorn Vongsouwasup, Director, DEDE, Ministry of Energy, Thailand, presented the Progress of BEC implementation and the success that they experienced, as well as the lessons learned in developing a building product-testing infrastructure.
Document Ms. Sirinthorn VongsoasupIn a second presentation, Ms. Sirinthorn Vongsouwasup, Director, DEDE, Ministry of Energy, Thailand highlighted the Key Challenges combined with Thailandís successful experience in developing a Building Code and Labeling program. She suggests that setting the bar low with enforcement was less successful than a program with voluntary compliance that featured labels identifying higher energy performance products.
DocumentMr. Jens Laustsen, IEA In a presentation, Moving Beyond Barriers to Building Codes, Mr. Jens Laustsen, of IEA stated that the most successful BEC & Labeling programs will begin in a realistic place and then move toward strengthened levels with a respectable learning curve, followed by implemented measures and controls.
Documentopening remarksWelcome_Remarks_--_Mr._Kenji_Kobayashi,_President,_APERC.CV01

CEEDS Hong Kong
The APEC representatives attending the CEEDS Conference in Hong Kong in January 2011