GBPN is working to reduce the energy demand and climate change impact of the building sector.
In coordination with our regional partner GBPN advances knowledge and expertise to support the implementation of ambitious building energy policies that drive low-carbon market transformations. We aim to:
- Support the rapid development and implementation of stringent energy performance codes and supporting policy-packages for new and existing buildings;
- Model, define and monitor progress toward achieving the abatement potential of the building sector;
- Identify best-practice policy pathways which serve as benchmarks for regional policy innovation;
- Provide the industry with the best reliable data on building energy and policy performance;
- Develop strategies for capturing the GHG abatement potential of the entire building value chain and the significant co-benefits of broader green building and sustainable city policy;
- Maximising the learning between regions.
Creating knowledge and data to achieve building sector climate commitments and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The GBPN aims to validate and share knowledge and data that support goverments and industry to develop practical roadmaps that can achieve and exceed climate goaks agreed under the Paris Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Net zero energy performance in new buildings;
- Increased rate of deep renovation of existing buildings.
GBPN can engage its global network of experts to assist policy makers to contribute to avoiding more than 1.5GtCO2/yr in building energy related GHG emissions. GBPN will work towards this goal by focussing on local market transformation through:
- Developing building policy action plans for implementing near zero energy performance codes for new buildings; and deep renovation standards and labelling programs for residential and commercial buildings;
- Enhancing and sharing a validated evidence base of policy impact data, case studies and insights through enhanced on-line knowledge exchange, education and capacity-building programs
- Assigning local experts to provide high-quality resources and support to building energy policy initiatives by partner organisations.
Each of our four regions is starting at a different point, so the development of each regional roadmap is informed by global research on common priority issues. Our research on state of the art policies towards Net Zero energy for New Buildings and Deep Renovation of the Existing Building Stock, covers the following topics:
- Financing and co-benefits
- Performance codes, data and mandatory rating and disclosure policies
- Policies for integrated renewable energy in buildings developments
- Compliance with mandatory performance requirements
- Webinar "Adopting Building Decarbonization Policies to support Economic Stimulus"
- Report "Decarbonization Policies in the Buildings and Construction Sector"
- Jane Henley appointed President of GBPN
- Launch of “Pitch to Policy” competition
Related Laboratory Projects
- A Policy Strategy for Decarbonizing the Buildings Sector
- The Sad Story About New Buildings: the Real Energy Performance Unknown!
- How to Scale up the Best Deep Renovation Projects Across the World?
- ‘Bats’ – not ‘Sticks’: Building Energy Regulations Should Encourage Innovation
- "SMART BAHGS" for Policy Makers: How to Build up a Credible S.O.S?
- The “How To” of Code Development
- Five Graphs on Current Best Practice Renovation Policies
- Coordinated Global Action is Necessary to Achieve the Buildings Sector's Mitigation Potential
- Open Data for a Change: A New Online Tool to Access Free Analysis of the Energy Savings Potential of Buildings
- Integrating Renewable Energy Requirements in Building Codes is Key to Helping the Building Sector Achieve its Mitigation Potential
- A Guided Tour of Recently Launched Sustainable Building Initiatives
- Thoughts for 2015: URGENCY & AMBITION
- Time to Clean the Building Efficiency Garage and Get Organized to implement COP21 Commitments
- “There is no Plan B”: Vision is as important as Ambition to tackle climate change
- The Building Sector’s continuous ‘Volkswagen’ Moment
- Building the path to 1.5°C: What the Paris Agreement Means for Buildings & Construction
- Climate Action in the Buildings Sector: How to Incorporate Buildings Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions