Buildings For Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector

Highlight / Report / 25-06-2013 / Global / English
Authors: GBPN

Why buildings hold the key to a low-carbon future? The GBPN provides evidence that ambitious improvements in the energy performance of buildings can reduce their CO2 emissions by one third by 2050 and sets out the necessary steps towards a "Deep market transformation". 

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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 calculated or measured amount of energy needed to meet the energy demand associated with a typical use of the buildings, which includes inter alia, energy used for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting (EU). [Source: EPBD recast, 2010/31/EU]

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

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