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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.

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Time to Clean the Building Efficiency Garage and Get Organized to implement COP21 Commitments

10-06-2015 | Peter Graham | Global, South-East Asia, South-East Asia
Categories: Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

In the last couple of weeks I was fortunate to have attended two important meetings in Paris convened by separate groups, but each with the same aim of developing actions that could again raise the profile of building energy efficiency and the potential of the sector to contribute significantly to achieving climate change goals. At the same time a different set of stakeholders with the same objectives was meeting in New York. All groups are looking ahead to COP21 in Paris as a potential catalyst for finally mainstreaming sustainable buildings and cities. However, despite common intentions, we risk failing to seize this opportunity due to a lack strategic coordination.

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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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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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About 75% of the buildings expected to exist in India in 2030 have not been built. In this context, India offers a huge opportunity to avoid carbon lock-in associated with new buildings. To encourage and improve the new building stock’s energy performance in India, we have created, in partnership with the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, a dedicated programme of activities, adapted to India’s economic and demographic context.

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Technical Report: 印度建筑的减排潜力

Report / 21-02-2013 / India / English
Authors: 全球建筑最佳实践联盟 (The GBPN)



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