Policy impact

Successful policy solutions exist today and our research shows that their effective implementation in buildings could achieve a 30% reduction of energy demand by 2050 compared to today’s levels, more than in any other energy-consuming sector. 

The energy performance of buildings can deliver energy and economic savings and carbon emission reductions resulting in multiple benefits such as job creation, economic stimulus, affordable and sustainable energy services, improved public health and thermal comfort. It can provide cities with adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change.

Helping cities develop strategies to mitigate and adapt: GBPN advised the C40 Cities Private Sector Building Energy Efficiency Network on developing a common methodology for measuring the co-benefits of building energy efficiency programs. Five cities have now prioritized this program (Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, Mexico, and Melbourne). In 2018 GBPN was funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to create a new on-line buildings policy evidence base for municipal and other government decision-makers (www.buildingpolicy.net). 

Our current objective: Ensure key Southeast Asian countries have the institutional capability to design and implement sustainable buildings policies and energy codes that exceed their climate action commitments.