[Newsletter 5] - Energy efforts in China and India, Global Green Growth Forum & more

Dear Reader,

This autumn, GBPN’s activities in Asia are in the spotlight of our work. We published two case studies on China and India showing the current situation, and the challenges in building energy efficiency from the perspective building sector executives. They give interesting insights into issues affecting investment in energy efficient buildings and their views on the current state of play, challenges and also the opportunities.

This week, GBPN was participating in Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen. GBPN co-hosted the energy efficient buildings session focusing on how to scale-up positive energy affordable housing using a public-private-partnership model. We presented our joint initiative with REEEP – the 1 Billion m2 Initiative as well as specific business models for up scaling the development of positive energy buildings. The session explored the up scaling of energy positive buildings, particularly in the social housing sector in emerging and developing economies through a public-private partnerships (PPP) model. We’ll update you all on the outcomes.

Best regards,

Peter Graham, GBPN Executive Director

 
 

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ACHIEVING SCALE IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS IN CHINA: A VIEW FROM THE CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS

August 2013 | Global Programme

China is the largest consumer of energy in the world, with economic growth and rapid urbanization pushing energy consumption even higher. According to the Chinese government, approximately 28% of China’s carbon dioxide emissions now originate in buildings, up from 10% three decades ago. 

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by the GBPN, in collaboration with in collaboration The China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) finds that China is on the right track in embracing energy efficiency in buildings, but clearer rules and easier access to domestic financing are necessary to achieve scale and mitigate carbon emissions. The future of energy demand will also depend on greater awareness of potential cost savings and better air quality.

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Achieving scale in energy-efficient buildings in India: A view from the construction and real estate sectors

September 2013 | Global Programme

By 2050, it is projected that India will see an unprecedented escalation of floor area of around 400%. But to date, the efforts of India’s policymakers have focused on reducing energy consumption in new commercial buildings. To achieve a significant scale will depend on efficiency measures becoming standard in the residential building segment which until now has not been a priority for energy efficiency policy yet makes up 75% of India’s construction market.

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by the GBPN finds that while India’s commercial building sector has blazed the energy-effiency trail in the building sector, achieving significant scale will depend on efficiency measures becoming standard practice in the commercial middle market, retrofit and, particularly, the residential building segment. 

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GUIDEBOOK FOR STRONG IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE

October 2013 | europe 

The European hub of GBPN, BPIE, participated alongside other organizations in the redaction of the Coalition for Energy Savings Guidebook which outlines ways of navigating the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The purpose of the guide is to support an ambitious implementation of the EED in order to achieve the EU’s energy savings target and support efforts to increase energy efficiency beyond 2020. It provides additional clarifications, comparisons, recommendations and best practices examples structured into three chapters: setting the targets, reaching the targets and getting on track.

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GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH FORUM 2013 - COPENHAGEN 

21-22 October 2013 | Global Programme

Peter Graham, GBPN’s Executive Director and Jens Laustsen, GBPN’s Technical Director participated in the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) that was held this week in Copenhagen. GBPN co-hosted the energy efficient buildings session focusing on how to scale-up positive energy affordable housing using a public-private-partnership model and presented its joint initiative with REEEP – the 1 Billion m2 project as well as specific business models for up-scaling the development of positive energy buildings. 

Global Green Growth Forum was initiated by the Danish Government in collaboration with the governments of China, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar and Republic of Korea and a number of leading businesses and international organisations. 3GF convenes governments, businesses, investors and international organisations to act together for inclusive green growth.

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