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IEA BEEP Database Receives Energy Efficiency Innovator Award

IEA12 November 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced that its Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database was awarded the 2012 Energy Efficiency Innovator Award as the best international energy efficiency project.

The award was sponsored by the annual Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum, and on 9 November 2012 was given to Yamina Saheb, IEA senior analyst and head of the IEA's Sustainable Building Centre (SBC), which houses the BEEP database.

SBC provides best practices on lowering buildings' energy consumption to policy makers and industry. The BEEP database contains over 900 energy efficiency policies implemented in IEA member countries and emerging economies. Saheb said “Buildings' primary energy consumption is nearly 40% in most IEA countries. We expect buildings' energy consumption to continue to grow in the coming years as more than half of the 2050 building stock in developing countries is still to be built." [IEA Press Release]