This synthesis contains the key points of the Building Efficiency Initiative's 2016 report, Accelerating Building Efficiency in Cities: 8 Actions for Urban Leaders and directs readers to tools and resources for building efficiency action.
Implementing best practices in operations can significantly improve building efficiency. Today’s technologies create unprecedented energy data for analysis and action. The performance of building systems, operational changes and maintenance efforts can be tracked over time. These technology tools will be transformative if we continue to evolve our energy management practices, review the data, build our plans and act on new information. The goal? Bringing people and technology together to improve building performance.
Mexico City. Photo Credit: Kasper Christensen/Flickr
On June 17, Mexico City’s Environmental Ministry (SEDEMA), headed by Secretary of the Environment Tanya Müller García, announced the final publication of updated construction regulations for the city.
Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
You can also read the report in interactive web version at www.wri.org/buildingefficiency.
With buildings responsible for 32 percent of global energy consumption and a quarter of CO2 emissions, there is a huge, under-tapped opportunity to create more sustainable cities through building efficiency. More efficient buildings can generate economic benefits, reduce environmental impacts and improve people’s quality of life.
Press Release: Policy Blueprint for Building Efficiency Shows Urban Leaders How to Boost Economy and Cut Emissions
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Eight recommended actions can improve energy efficiency in buildings to unlock a “triple win” and address economic, environmental and social challenges in world’s urban areas
- Nearly 70 percent of the world’s population, or 6.
Three Paths, Three Continents: How Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Kiev Are Lowering Energy Consumption in Their Buildings
Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Kiev’s experiences pursuing energy efficiency demonstrate that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to achieving better buildings.
Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. Photo by Dan/Flickr.
Globally, buildings account for 40 percent of total energy consumption and 33 percent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
On February 23 the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Energy Efficiency in Buildings laboratory (EEB Lab) in Shanghai. In a city where 18.
Mexico City Skyline. Photo Credit: Alex Steffler/Flickr
PARIS (December 7, 2015)—At Energy Day, COP21, several cities and subnational jurisdictions, businesses, and organizations joined the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA).