Over the next 4 decades building floor area is projected to grow by 280 billion m2 (over 3 trillion sq.ft). After demolition rates are factored in this equates to adding an average of 6.5 billion m2 (70 billion sq.ft) of new floor area annually – equivalent to constructing the entire building stock of Japan every year from now until 2060 (IEA, 2017). The majority of this growth in new floor area will occur in non-OECD Asia (India and S.E. Asia) and China.
Residential building energy use accounts for nearly 75% of total global annual consumption, and has increased by an average of 30% since 1990. This equates to about 42% of annual building-related GHG emissions or 5.5GtCO2. In rapidly growing economies such as India and Indonesia residential building energy use has increased by more than 50% over the same period. This trend is accelerating, with the largest projected growth in energy demand from buildings in the next decade coming from new residential construction in warm climates in Non-OECD Asia.
The Global Building Performance Network’s (GBPN) focus over the next two years is therefore on Asian and S.E. Asian markets where floor area and energy demand for space cooling is increasing rapidly, and building energy demand remains poorly regulated.
Our new ‘Policy Strategy for Decarbonizing the Buildings Sector’ aims to directly support adoption and implementation of building energy codes across South East Asia with a focus on expanding the coverage of residential energy codes in Indonesia and India, and also develop capability of policy makers across SE Asia to implement them.
We will do this by:
Working with a broad range of stakeholders, including governments, cities and local authorities, universities and research centers, international experts, and NGOs
providing technical assistance and training in order to build local capabilities to design and implement ambitious building energy codes, emphasising the residential building
developing and deploying resources through our network of experts who provide experience and best practice knowledge to governments,
leveraging existing relationships with government agencies in India, China, and ASEAN members Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines.
Previously, GBPN supported the following projects in South East Asia:
The Common Carbon Metric 2.0 (CCM2.0)
The Common Carbon Metric 2.0 (CCM2.0) is a tool for measuring building energy related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy savings potential of the stock of new and existing buildings in an investment portfolio, municipality, region or country.
CCM2.0 generates an energy demand and GHG emissions base-line and enables the development of energy saving and GHG mitigation scenarios that can be used to support applications for climate finance for mitigation actions in the buildings sector under UNFCCC mechanisms such as the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF.)
The tool is based on a calculation methodology that conforms to ‘measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV)’ data standards. It supports:
Measurement of energy use and related GHG emissions from buildings & serves as the basis for assessing the
potential for certain mitigation actions
Reporting on the country’s/city’s GHG emissions and appropriate mitigation actions
Verification of the compliance with mitigation commitments by enabling updating of energy use and emissions data over time.
For further information check the CCM2.0 website.
- [Event] Webinar on Deep Renovation #2, 11th December
- [Tool] Linked Open Data to Stimulate Better Building Policies
- [Tool] Why launch a Knowledge Platform?
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- [Report] The GBPN Compares Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings
- [Report] The GBPN Defines the Concept of Deep Renovation
- [Event] GBPN to Contribute in Two High-Profile Conferences in India, April 2013
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- [Project] The GBPN and REEEP Launch the “1 Billion Square Meters” Initiative: An effort to Promote Residential Positive Energy Buildings
- [Event] Second GBPN Annual Building Sector Symposium, 27th and 28th of May
- [Event] The GBPN at ECEEE Summer Study, Meet us There!
- [Report] Why Buildings Hold the Key To a Low-Carbon Future
- [Event] Webinar "Getting the Building Codes right" - 13 November 2013 - 4 p.m CET
- [Event] UNEP-SBCI Fall Symposium - 25-26 November 2013 - Paris, France
- [Event] GBPN goes to COP19 in Warsaw
- [Event] Webinar "Getting Building Codes Right" - 11 December 2013 - 5 p.m CET
- [Event] Webinar "Getting Building Codes Right" - 10 February 2014 - 5.00 p.m CET
- [Event] Meet us at World Sustainable Energy Days 2014
- [Report] Video Recordings of our Series of Webinars "Getting Building Codes Right"
- [Tool] New Interactive Tool for Building Better Energy Renovation Policies
- [Event] New Webinar Series – How To Save Energy Using Renovation Policy Measures
- [Event] Webinar "Front-Runners in Energy Renovation Policies: What can we Learn from Them?"
- [Report] Webinar #1: Front Runners in Energy Renovation Policies
- [Project] Pushing Green Frontiers in Southeast Asia
- [Project] The GBPN joins the UNEP-SBCI
- [Event] Meet Us at EE Global, 20 & 21 May: How Do We Up-Scale Best Practices?
- [Event] Webinar: The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages – Key Lessons from Global Best Practices
- [Tool] New Interactive Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios (BEPS)
- [Report] Key Recommendations from EE Global Interactive Learning Session
- [Report] Climate Change: Implications for Buildings
- [Report] Webinar #2: The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages – Key Lessons from Global Best Practices
- [Report] Best Practice Building Codes: Insights from Policy Makers
- [Report] A Comparative Analysis of Best Practice Renovation Policies from Europe and the United States
- [Event] Webinar #3: The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages
- [Event] GBPN, partner of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2015
- [Report] Webinar #3: The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages
- [Event] GBPN, partner of the Energivie Summit: Buildings and Climate Change
- [GBPN/BPIE Glossary] New connections with the Sustainable Construction Glossary
- [Report] Webinar #3: The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages
- [Event] Webinar #4: How to Upscale Deep Renovations Using Financial Mechanisms
- 2014 Highlights: Why Buildings Matter to tackle Climate Change
- [Report] Webinar #4: How to Upscale Deep Renovations Using Financial Mechanisms
- Season's Greetings: In 2015, Stay Tuned with GBPN Publications & Online Tools!
- [Report] Monetary Benefits of Ambitious Building Energy Policies
- [Event] World Sustainable Energy Days 2015
- [Report] What does climate change mean for you?
- [Report] Deep Building Renovation - International Policy Guidelines
- [Event] Buildings Day at COP21 - 3 December 2015, Paris
- [News] Climate success in Paris: the buildings sector’s key role
- [Event] Webinar - 22 October 2015 - Implementing Building Energy Codes: Status of Building Energy Code Development & Implementation Globally and in China, France and the USA
- [News] Content Available from the Webinar of 22 Oct 15 - Implementing Building Energy Codes
- [Event] Webinar - Implementing Building Energy Codes: Implementation & Compliance Actions, 12 November 2015, 4:00 p.m. CET
- [Webinar] Tools for Building Energy Efficiency: Resources for Policy Development - 24 Nov. 2015
- [News] New Report and Web Portal Support Greater Energy Savings from Buildings through International Collaboration on Building Energy Codes
- Join the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction!
- [Event] Meet GBPN at COP21
- [News] A global spotlight on energy efficiency in buildings
- Tracking Implementation of Building Energy Codes and Certification - 29 July 2016
- Global Alliance on Buildings & Construction Regional Meeting in Hong Kong on 8th June
- GBPN is supporting ClimateWorks Australia and APEC
- Common Carbon Metrics (CCM) Training
- APEC & ClimateWorks Australia
- Green building market intelligence
- Common Carbon Metric 2.0 Training Vietnam
Related Report Bundles
- Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon & Energy Buildings Based on Scenario Analysis
- Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings: A View from the Building Sector
- 强大的建筑数据: 政策发展的动力
- Robust Building Data: A Driver For Policy Development
- What is a Deep Renovation Definition?
- A Comparative Analysis of Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings
- Building Energy Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages
- Buildings For Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector
- Climate Change: Implications for Buildings
- Designing and Implementing Best Practice Building Codes: Insights from Policy Makers
- Reducing Energy Demand in Existing Buildings: Learning from Best Practice Renovation Policies
- Monetary Benefits of Ambitious Building Energy Policies
- Deep Building Renovation - International Policy Guidelines
- Delivering Energy Savings in Buildings
- A guide for incorporating Buildings Actions in NDCs
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- How to Scale up the Best Deep Renovation Projects Across the World?
- ‘Bats’ – not ‘Sticks’: Building Energy Regulations Should Encourage Innovation
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- 100 Twitter Accounts Around Building Performance You Must Follow!
- We’re moving!
- 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
- New Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios (BEPS): Making the Black Box Transparent
- Integrating Renewable Energy Requirements in Building Codes is Key to Helping the Building Sector Achieve its Mitigation Potential
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- Thoughts for 2015: URGENCY & AMBITION
- Time to Clean the Building Efficiency Garage and Get Organized to implement COP21 Commitments
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- 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
- A Policy Strategy for Decarbonizing the Buildings Sector