• 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


20-11-2015 | Global

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), in partnership with GBPN and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), recently completed a new report on key areas for international collaboration on building energy code implementation. The three organizations also launched a new web portal to facilitate more efficient international exchange of practices and experiences in the implementation of building energy codes.


09-10-2015 | Global

The buildings sector’s crucial role in mitigating climate change is finally being recognized. For the first time in the history of climate negotiations, a Buildings Day will be held December 3 at the COP21 UN conference on climate change in Paris. It will bring together innovative businesses and UN negotiators to work for the future of our planet.

Laboratory: Projects

Building Energy Codes Portal

The BEET 3 (International Collaboration to improve the Implementation of Building Energy Codes)

The Building Energy Codes Portal supports efficient international knowledge exchange on building energy code implementation by... Read more


The Building Sector’s continuous ‘Volkswagen’ Moment

14-10-2015 | Peter Graham | Global

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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of catching up with one of the hero’s of the V.W....

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“There is no Plan B”: Vision is as important as Ambition to tackle climate change

04-08-2015 | Peter Graham | Global

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Have you seen President Obama's speech announcing the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan?www.youtube.com/...

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[Infographic] for a low-carbon future: what should they look like? https://t.co/XkHs0s14lN

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New task group Report: Delivering Energy Savings in | https://t.co/POVLH7Fftx with . .

by The GBPN 11 hours 9 min ago

RT : What Will Buildings Look Like in 100 Years? | | https://t.co/md5arLOtyb https://t.co/4pMAWU0hvL

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11-11-2012 | Global

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