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Municipal policy makers need to navigate, analyse and prioritise a broad range of resources available on buildings efficiency online in order to tailor solutions to their specific local circumstances. However, the proliferation of on-line resources does not necessarily lead to better decision-making or access to trusted sources upon which decisions can be made. Many resources are offered without clear provenance or transparency on the source, quality or utility of resources.

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15-01-2014 | Global全球South-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

Last November, GBPN launched a series of webinars on the "How To" of Building Energy Code Development. The next and the last webinar “Getting Building Codes Right: Implementation and Enforcement” will explore the barriers that are faced by countries particularly when it comes to implementing rigorous enforcement systems for new buildings, will present examples of good enforcement as well as other best practice measures for supporting implementation.

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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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Highlight: 从建筑业和房地产业视角看中国实现节能建筑规模化

Report / 06-08-2013 / China / English
Authors: GBPN

与中国可持续能源项目(CSEP)合作,由GBPN委托经济学人信息部(EIU)完成的一份报告显示中国在完善建筑节能方面一直做着正确的努力。然而,更清晰的法规和更容易获得的国内融资是实现规模化的必要因素。未来的能源需求也取决于更清晰的节能意识和更好的空气质量。有前瞻性的绿色建筑使用者,不论是家庭用户还是公司企业,都需要看到节能建筑的价值以此来激励开发商的投资。

Highlight: Achieving scale in energy-efficient buildings in China: A view from the construction and real estate sector

Report / 06-08-2013 / China / English
Authors: GBPN

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by the GBPN, in collaboration with The China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) finds that China is on the right track towards increasing energy efficiency in buildings. However, clearer rules and easier access to domestic financing are necessary to ensure that these efficiency measures are brought to the right scale.

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