The Energy Performance Measurement Institute (EPMI) provides several resources on energy performance measurement for buildings,
countries, and other entities. Working papers and other reporting on energy performance of buildings and major end-use
sectors of countries and the world are also available here.
The historical record of attempts to reduce energy use or carbon emissions of countries and the world is primarily one of
failure. Worldwide energy use has increased about 50% from 1990 to 2010, despite all climate protocol promises. Total
energy use in the world is expected to increase by about 50% from 2010 to 2040. Excessive focus on topics like
sustainability and zero-energy has mostly obscured the truth about where world energy use is headed. A lot of political
promises are being made about sustainability, but mostly they simply cover up the truth. Projections on future energy use
look nowhere near as desirable as the promised results.
EPMI examines many aspects of energy performance measurement, including promotion of more readily understandable energy
performance measurement and tracking, from local to worldwide. The real hope is that better focus on energy performance
improvement efforts and measurement of progress can be achieved.