Mainstreaming high-performance buildings could deliver a 124% return on investment globally through building-related energy cost savings by 2050 says a new comprehensive assessment study of the costs and benefits of low energy building pathways published by the GBPN.
Discover the potential of the global buildings sector to reduce energy consumption by 2050 by making todays best practices the standard.
When we began to think about the development of the GBPN Knowledge Platform, one of our major priorities was to provide our various audiences with relevant and tailored made information on building performance best practice policies. Addressing different stakeholders’ information needs was one of our key objectives.
Not only did we imagine presenting the information in a distinctive way through interactive features and tools, we also had in mind to create a Knowledge Pyramid of information: offering 10 levels of reports that would answer different information needs.
Three scenarios explain the potential for the buildings sector to mitigate energy consumption in China, the EU, India and the USA. Depending on the scenario, by 2050, final energy use can increase 111% or can decrease by one-third, even with an increase in floor area of 127%. The ambitious scenario shows the benefit of taking today’s best practice to a global scale.