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On the Ground in Indonesia with Sandra Pranoto

08-01-2021 | Denise Silber |
Categories: Policies

After working with the International Finance Corporation, Sandra Pranoto joined GBPN in mid-2020 as a Senior Advisor for the HIDUP initiative in Indonesia. Learn why Sandra is passionate about Green Buildings and how she and the GBPN team are supporting this sector on the ground in Indonesia.

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On the Ground in India with Mili Majumdar

30-10-2020 | Denise Silber |
Categories: Residential Buildings

Mili Majumdar was appointed Board Member of the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) in May 2019. As Managing Director of Green Business Certification Institute Pvt Ltd, India and Senior Vice President at USGBC, Mili is responsible for the technical adaptation and customization of the rating systems portfolio for GBCI in the Asia Pacific region. An architecture graduate and a building technologies specialist, Mili has more than two and a half decades of experience in energy, green buildings, climate resilient housing, city planning, urban transportation and environment, with a focus on sustainable residential developments. Find out why she calls for a “collective and concerted” way forward in the Green Building sector.

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Visit to Indonesia

29-02-2020 | Jeswynn Yogaratnam | South-East Asia
Categories: Policies

Indonesia has always been a place of inspiration for sustainable living. This is because the cultural context of the 'peoples' who pay respect to the intrinsic value of nature is as much an extrinsic factor that impacts their livelihoods.

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2020, a bright outlook for GBPN

07-01-2020 | Claire Brulé |
Categories: Governance

As we are heading to 2020, it is the perfect time to contemplate our next steps in the light of recent accomplishments and highlights of the past year. 2019 was an energy boost that takes us to a new level. We're confident that 2020 is going to be even better!

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China: the world's largest single market in new construction

31-10-2019 | Peter Graham | China
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

China’s Five-Year Plan, set over the next two years, and the actions that follow, will determine the emissions trajectory of the country in the critical decade ahead. China is the largest single market for growth in the building sector. Though overall trends in the rest of Asia and continental Africa are even higher, no single country’s growth projections come anywhere close to those of China.

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Climate Action in the Buildings Sector: How to Incorporate Buildings Actions in Nationally Determined Contributions

31-01-2019 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios due to rapid urbanisation and the doubling of the built surface area. Effective decarbonization of the buildings sector is therefore critical to meeting the Paris Agreement Goals and exceeding the current level of ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
 
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Building the path to 1.5°C: What the Paris Agreement Means for Buildings & Construction

13-12-2015 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a historic achievement for humanity and for the Building Sector.  We now have a common legally binding agreement to hold global warming well below 2oC with aspiration to achieve 1.5oC integrated with frameworks for action on resilience and adaptation.

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