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

15-04-2014 | Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of being involved as a contributing author to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Working Group III - Chapter 9 on Buildings released today. My involvement has enabled the GBPN to be ‘inside the tent’ along with 235 other scientists and researchers from 58 countries participating in the researching and review of mitigation scenarios and strategies by energy use sectors. 
 
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The “How To” of Code Development

17-10-2013 | Niamh McDonald | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

Last August, the IEA & UNDP hosted a webinar to launch their joint publication: “Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future”. The issues discussed in the webinar were very important but from the questions asked by the audience, it was clear that there is still a demand for further information about how to implement the recommendations made and to learn from existing best-practice examples.

Sharing the best-practices online

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We’re moving!

01-10-2013 | Maija Krastina | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

GBPN has grown out of the office. We’re moving to a new one today! Our address now is 51, rue St Anne, Paris 75002.

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100 Twitter Accounts Around Building Performance You Must Follow!

29-07-2013 | Anne-Claire Bellec | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

After having actively been twittering these past months, we are delighted to present the GBPN public list of 100 influential and resourceful Twitter accounts in the fields of Building Performance Policies and the role of buildings in mitigating Climate Change. 
 
This list is a product of daily curation and experience engaging with inspirational and reliable sources of information on our topics. We based our selection on three main factors:
 
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"SMART BAHGS" for Policy Makers: How to Build up a Credible S.O.S?

27-06-2013 | Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

What level of ambition should we have in supporting policies that achieve CO2 emission reductions from buildings? What we can we do together that can harness Speed and Opportunity to go to Scale (S.O.S)? 

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A Look Behind the Curtain of Energy Performance

26-04-2013 | David Leipziger | United States, 美国
Categories: Assessment Systems

The glass and steel office building at 10 Exchange Square sits in the middle of bustling downtown London, halfway between St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. As part of the UK’s mandatory energy rating policy (a directive of the European Union), 10 Exchange Square was given a low grade of “E” on the alphabetical scale (A to G) for energy efficiency. The curious part is that in terms of actual consumption, 10 Exchange Square is 66 percent more efficient in use per  square meter than a comparable B-rated office building. What gives?

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‘Bats’ – not ‘Sticks’: Building Energy Regulations Should Encourage Innovation

19-04-2013 | Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

It is well known that to be most effective policy strategies need to be organized into packages that optimize the combination of regulations, incentives and voluntary schemes. These three components are often referring to as ‘sticks’, ‘carrots’ and ‘tambourines’. However, our analysis of global best-practice building codes shows that the world’s best performance-based regulations are being designed to encourage and stimulate innovation rather than simply punish poor performance.

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The Sad Story About New Buildings: the Real Energy Performance Unknown!

11-04-2013 | Jens Laustsen | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

The GBPN launched a new interactive tool on building codes in late February. As part of this tool we assessed how well global best practice building codes perform with regard to achieving zero energy or positive energy in new buildings. A large group of experts were involved in the process of developing the 15 criteria and the results of these criteria as displayed in the tool as  “city maps” or “windmills”. 

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How to Scale up the Best Deep Renovation Projects Across the World?

09-04-2013 | Rosa Sitjà | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Deep Renovation

At GBPN I’m participating in a collaborative project about existing buildings. The aim of the project is to investigate how we can scale up the best deep renovation projects across the world and show that buildings owners are doing and should be doing MORE AND DEEPER RENOVATIONS.

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