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Thoughts for 2015: URGENCY & AMBITION

15-12-2014 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Policies

Before turning to 2015, a word or two about urgency and ambition. If we are to play a role in capping global warming to no more than 2 degrees, then we need to keep focussed not only on energy efficiency but on the magnitude of reductions in total energy demand required to be delivered by the building sector in the coming decades.
 
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A Guided Tour of Recently Launched Sustainable Building Initiatives

11-12-2014 | Anne-Claire Bellec | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

Mainstreaming sustainable buildings is essential if we are to effectively tackle climate change and provide sustainable urban environments. Despite the large number of organizations and programs in this space, the penetration of sustainable building practices is not yet mainstream in development activity, building & planning policies, or built environment education. 
 
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Integrating Renewable Energy Requirements in Building Codes is Key to Helping the Building Sector Achieve its Mitigation Potential

19-09-2014 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

At next week’s climate summit, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, will convene heads of state and government from around the world to lay the ground for the meeting in Paris next year, which is expected to forge a new agreement to cut global GHG emissions after 2020. In this context, our mission at the GBPN is to help policy makers and policy enablers, including program donors, design and implement strategies for reducing building-related GHG emissions through energy efficiency.
 
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Open Data for a Change: A New Online Tool to Access Free Analysis of the Energy Savings Potential of Buildings

05-06-2014 | Diana Ürge-Vorsatz & Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Policies

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?

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New Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios (BEPS): Making the Black Box Transparent

05-06-2014 | Ksenia Petrichenko | 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Policies

GBPN is moving forward in making building data transparent and publically available as well as engaging with various organizations into knowledge exchange.

In 2012 GBPN conducted a comprehensive study together with the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP – Central European University) focused on the scenario analysis of building energy use and related CO2 emissions and mitigation potential of energy efficiency improvements.

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Coordinated Global Action is Necessary to Achieve the Buildings Sector's Mitigation Potential

15-04-2014 | Peter Graham | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of being involved as a contributing author to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report Working Group III - Chapter 9 on Buildings released today. My involvement has enabled the GBPN to be ‘inside the tent’ along with 235 other scientists and researchers from 58 countries participating in the researching and review of mitigation scenarios and strategies by energy use sectors. 
 
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The “How To” of Code Development

17-10-2013 | Niamh McDonald | Global, 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Buildings Energy Efficiency Codes

Last August, the IEA & UNDP hosted a webinar to launch their joint publication: “Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future”. The issues discussed in the webinar were very important but from the questions asked by the audience, it was clear that there is still a demand for further information about how to implement the recommendations made and to learn from existing best-practice examples.

Sharing the best-practices online

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We’re moving!

01-10-2013 | Maija Krastina | 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

GBPN has grown out of the office. We’re moving to a new one today! Our address now is 51, rue St Anne, Paris 75002.

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100 Twitter Accounts Around Building Performance You Must Follow!

29-07-2013 | Anne-Claire Bellec | 全球, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Communications

After having actively been twittering these past months, we are delighted to present the GBPN public list of 100 influential and resourceful Twitter accounts in the fields of Building Performance Policies and the role of buildings in mitigating Climate Change. 
 
This list is a product of daily curation and experience engaging with inspirational and reliable sources of information on our topics. We based our selection on three main factors:
 
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