Open Data for a Change: A New Online Tool to Access Free Analysis of the Energy Savings Potential of Buildings
Given the reported lack of data on how buildings use energy and the impacts of building energy policy, policy makers and investors may feel like prisoners in Plato’s cave. How to make the right decisions chained in the dark with the perceptions that low energy buildings are unaffordable, that investing in energy efficiency renovation provides no return, that setting energy performance targets is bad for business, or that there is no way of meeting demand for urban housing while actually reducing total energy demand from buildings?
What level of ambition should we have in supporting policies that achieve CO2 emission reductions from buildings? What we can we do together that can harness Speed and Opportunity to go to Scale (S.O.S)?
The GBPN will present findings of recent studies determining energy savings and mitigation potential of the building sector globally and in India to inform policy makers about best practices policies that can address the challenge of the demand for energy in buildings in South Asia.