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    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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    Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon & Energy Buildings, Building Energy Efficiency Policies in China, Abatement Potentials from India's Buildings, Deep Renovation's Definitions, etc. Browse our Knowledge Pyramid.

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

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    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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28-03-2014 | United States

New Policy Paper released today by GBPN and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), the GBPN US Hub, highlights the importance to link energy codes and benchmarking and disclosure policies if we want to reduce building energy consumption.

Laboratory: Projects

More and Deeper Renovation

Buildings represent around a third of the total global energy use and the energy-related CO2 emissions, existing buildings account for... Read more

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

Building Performance Data

This Laboratory seeks to improve collaboration amongst building data experts, modellers and all interested stakeholders in order to... Read more


Coordinated Global Action is Necessary to Achieve the Buildings Sector's Mitigation Potential

15-04-2014 | Peter Graham | Global

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Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of being involved as a contributing author to the...

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Five Graphs on Current Best Practice Renovation Policies

03-04-2014 | Sophie Shnapp | Global

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Today, the GBPN launched a new Policy Tool for Renovation that compares best practice renovation...

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Investing in Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Europe http://t.co/ILcP4KQhfS @BPIE_eu @EU_BUILDUP

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RT @TheEconomist: For the world's sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities http://t.co/N6VREmZsax htt…

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RT @Carbon49: @Balkongroenten @BeautifulPHL @GBPNetwork @PhilippeRaets @BayerUKIreland @MarieJoseGMH Thx 4 sharing the vertical gardens vis…

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