• Our Vision

    We have a short window of opportunity to cut COemissions from building energy use. We are working to achieve a world in which buildings are a solution to climate change and a source of societal well-being.

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  • Policy Tools

    Compare the world’s best practice policies for new buildings and for renovation. Explore GBPN Policy Tools and review current best practices using criteria developed with world's leading experts in the field.

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  • Our Network

    The GBPN is coordinated by a global centre in Paris and regionally with an office in Beijing and partner organisations in Brussels, Delhi and Washington D.C.

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  • Mitigation Potential

    Why Buildings hold the key to a low-carbon future? Consult the GBPN Policy Paper "Buildings for Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector" (June 2013)

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  • Climate Change

    Climate Change: Implications for Buildings: Key Findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessement Report (June 2014)

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  • India

    A scenario analysis that documents the enormous energy saving potentials that can be achieved in India by 2050 in the residential sector with direct policy action (September 2014). 

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Databases & Tools

  • Policy Tool for Renovation

    Policy Tool for Renovation

  • Policy Tool for New Buildings

    Policy Tool for New Buildings

  • Building Energy Performance Scenarios

    Building Energy Performance Scenarios

  • Glossary


  • Datahub for Europe

    Datahub for Europe

  • Rating Policies

    Rating Policies


27-05-2015 | Global

Leading up to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (Nov-Dec 2015), these short, sector-specific summaries and infographics based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) show the consequences of climate change on various sectors, like agriculture, tourism, transport and also, of course, our favorite topic, buildings.
Translations are now available.

Laboratory: Projects

Positive Energy Buildings

The nearly zero energy Lab seeks to build GBPN's comparative analysis of building energy efficiency codes and policy packages for new buildings... Read more


Time to Clean the Building Efficiency Garage and Get Organized to implement COP21 Commitments

10-06-2015 | Peter Graham | Global

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In the last couple of weeks I was fortunate to have attended two important meetings in Paris...

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Thoughts for 2015: URGENCY & AMBITION

15-12-2014 | Peter Graham | Global

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Before turning to 2015, a word or two about urgency and ambition. If we are to play a role in...

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Time to Clean the Building Efficiency Garage, says @buildingecology http://t.co/x4BTeorcVl #COP21

by The GBPN 1 day 13 hours ago

RT @EnergyDemand: It may be summer but I hope we continue debating how we address renovating Europe's buildings - http://t.co/nZVTBq4vWa

by The GBPN 2 days 14 hours ago

RT @Zehnder_Passive: Business Insider: Cornell #PassiveHouse dorm in NYC could change how we make buildings forever http://t.co/DgHlr1QVjx

by The GBPN 3 days 5 hours ago


11-11-2012 | Global

Upcoming events organized by GBPN and contributions to conferences, workshops and webinars!