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A Guided Tour of Recently Launched Sustainable Building Initiatives

11-12-2014 | Anne-Claire Bellec | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

Mainstreaming sustainable buildings is essential if we are to effectively tackle climate change and provide sustainable urban environments. Despite the large number of organizations and programs in this space, the penetration of sustainable building practices is not yet mainstream in development activity, building & planning policies, or built environment education. 
 
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Open Data for a Change: A New Online Tool to Access Free Analysis of the Energy Savings Potential of Buildings

05-06-2014 | Diana Ürge-Vorsatz & Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Policies

Given the reported lack of data on how buildings use energy and the impacts of building energy policy, policy makers and investors may feel like prisoners in Plato’s cave. How to make the right decisions chained in the dark with the perceptions that low energy buildings are unaffordable, that investing in energy efficiency renovation provides no return, that setting energy performance targets is bad for business, or that there is no way of meeting demand for urban housing while actually reducing total energy demand from buildings?

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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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"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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