The 2015 Paris Agreement is an agreement among the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, set to begin in the year 2020. Have you done any research into how the 2015 Paris Agreement may affect building codes in your country from 2020? 

Have a read through the Australian Window Association (AWA) article and video’s below, outlining energy efficiency in Australia:

Through a generous grant from the Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales, the Australian Window Association (AWA) has released three informative videos for the fenestration industry, building industry and consumers nationwide. The videos are based on enhancing the understanding of energy efficiency in fenestration (glazed window and door) products.

VIDEO 1: HIGH LEVEL ENERGY EFFICIENCY The first video in the series provides information on what is driving the requirement for energy efficiency. It covers the 2015 Paris Agreement, general energy policy, aims for future energy targets and compliance with the National Construction Code and state and territory specific regulations.

VIDEO 2: THE SCIENCE OF ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY This video explains the factors that affect energy requirements and investigates the physics behind window performance U-Values (compared to R-Values), Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient, Low-E coatings, double glazing and triple glazing, effect of location and orientation, shading and more.

VIDEO 3: SELECTING THE RIGHT GLAZING FOR COMFORT The final video in the series aims to help builders, designers and consumers address the important considerations behind the appropriate selection and use of windows and glass in new buildings, retrofits and renovations. The emphasis is on taking advantage of the technology currently available to maximise the comfort levels of your building.

Visit the AWA’s website at for further details.