[Tool] Discover our New Look & Feel

20-02-2013 | Global全球South-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

The release of the GBPN Knowledge Platform gives us a great opportunity to unveil our refreshed visual identity, as well as a series of significant new features and enhancements. 

 

Why adapt the GBPN’s visual identity?

As we wish to provide users with a comfortable navigation and experience, we have chosen a more clear-cut and contemporary design, as well as a more dynamic and intuitive user interface.

Rebuilding the GBPN’s visual identify is just another step along the “Deep Path” (Our Vision) to fulfill the global abatement potential of the building sector (What we do).

 

What’s behind the new GBPN logo and URL?

The new GBPN logo reveals a hand fan which represents the plethora of best practices and tailored policies that we advance in our priority regions (Activities).

In terms of colours, we have decided to keep only shades of blue and green. The blue colour represents the cooling and soothing impact of our work on Climate Change. The green, unsurprisingly, refers to our efforts to green buildings around the world.

Instead of the former curve down symbol, by rotating it, we chose to suggest positive increase in building performance and the progressive construction of energy-efficient buildings.

The new logo also introduces a simplified version of our Best Practice Network. The acronym “GBPN” is now used as our main designation and as URL. To gain additional coherence within our network, our logo’s graphic structure has been aligned with our Regional Hubs’ logos.

We hope that you’ll enjoy our new visual identity and browsing through our brand new Knowledge Platform.
 

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Glossary

Deep Reduction or Deep Energy Reduction is a term used in US for a deep renovation or a deep refurbishment, which aims at 75 % or more reduction in energy use compared to before the improvement. E.g. the 1000 homes challenge. [Source: GBPN, 2012]

The Deep Scenario or Deep Energy Scenario is defined as a scenario, in which state of the art in both new and existing buildings will become the norm in only ten years from now. [Source: Urge-Vorsatz, D. (CEU) (2012) Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings-Based on Scenario Analysis]

The ratio between the energy services provided and the energy consumed. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. [Source: IEA Glossary]

Energy efficiency improvement means an increase in energy efficiency as a result of technological, behavioural and/or economic changes. [Source: Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU]

A collection of policies and programmes that support the implementation of a common goal.