• 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

  • Cities Knowledge Centre


  • Policy Tool for Renovation

    Policy Tool for Renovation

  • Policy Tool for New Buildings

    Policy Tool for New Buildings

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24-06-2019 | Global

With generous support from the Aspen Global Change Institute and the CRUX initiative, the Global Building Performance Network’s (GBPN) has sharpened its focus and expanded its leadership.Our new leadership team brings extensive global experience in driving the building sector towards a low carbon and sustainable future.

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


A Policy Strategy for Decarbonizing the Buildings Sector

02-07-2019 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia

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Climate Action in the Buildings Sector: How to Incorporate Buildings Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions

31-01-2019 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia

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The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/...

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