SUSTAINABLE BUILDING:

GOOD FOR PEOPLE AND THE ECONOMY

Supporting sustainable building policy isn’t just good for the planet, it also has significant financial and social benefits.

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING POLICIES ARE GOOD

FOR PEOPLE AND THE ECONOMY TOO

Supporting low-carbon buildings isn’t just good for the planet, it also has significant financial and social benefits.

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LEADING BEST PRACTICE POLICY

If your government aspires to lead the way on sustainable building policy reform, GBPN can help you succeed.

We take a unique, collaborative approach, working with you to reform building policy, improve building efficiency and put sustainable strategy into action. 

With over 15 years of knowledge and innovation in sustainable building practices, GBPN brings independence, local focus and global resources to give governments the people and the tools to build real, lasting change from the ground up. 

We prioritise local interests

As an independent organisation GBPN will always represent local interests first, working collaboratively to achieve local policy goals and connect governments to local experts.

Our coalitions bring local experts, influencers and building practitioners together, supported by GBPN’s world-leading knowledge and processes.

We understand your needs

We understand the needs of government, cities and regions. It’s why we track the immediate benefits of sustainable projects and policies; showcasing the health, productivity and economical impact, as well as the cost of in-action.

It’s a committed, collaborative approach, following a proven four stage policy development cycle: Planning, Adopting, Implementing, and Learning.  

We can help you achieve your goals

Whether on a project-by-project or long-term basis, GBPN can provide the specific knowledge, support and technical assistance to develop a locally focused plan.

Together, we can achieve a zero-emission goal for your building sector.

BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING POLICY

“GBPN is able to showcase the benefits of policy reform across a range of metrics
including health, jobs, education, risk and the environment.”

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN

Builds economic development and resilience: Zero-emissions policy can add to GDP growth and lower home energy costs. Climate adapted buildings safe-guard communities against extremes and reduce social and economic risks.

Improves quality of life: Healthy buildings promote well-being by enhancing thermal comfort and the quality of indoor environments, reducing health-costs between 8-22% of value of energy savings. 

Creates jobs: Each US$1M invested in energy-efficient buildings creates about 14 job-years of net employment.

Protects human rights: Ensuring adequate housing is available in the mainstream market.

Improves productivity: Not only of the construction value chain, healthy buildings create a more productive workplace environment.

Reduces climate impacts: Minimising the energy required to build, operate and refurbish buildings.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CODES

GBPN supports the creation and implementation of sustainable building codes.  Typically these are building energy performance codes.  We refer to other progressive and future codes being deployed around the world to use as model codes where GBPN is working.  Below are some progressive codes reported in articles and case studies.

GBPN has contributed to important government programmes to stimulate more sustainable buildings.  You can read about our contribution to Victoria, Australia’s Build Back Better programme (the largest government stimulus Australia has ever created) and other projects in our Policy Evidence Library.

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN

Massachusetts Building Code

Chapter 61 is a mandatory state developed residential code that meets or exceeds the requirements of the 2009 IECC.

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Massachusetts

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Boverket’s Building Regulations

The latest BBR sets mandatory overall performance demands for dwellings and non-residential buildings that depends on the location and type of heating system employed.

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Boverket

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Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN
Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN

Massachusetts Building Code

Chapter 61 is a mandatory state developed residential code that meets or exceeds the requirements of the 2009 IECC.

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Massachusetts

VIEW

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN

Boverket’s Building Regulations

The latest BBR sets mandatory overall performance demands for dwellings and non-residential buildings that depends on the location and type of heating system employed.

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Boverket

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COMPARISON TOOLS

We also provide the dynamic residential and new buildings policy comparison tools, available in the Policy Evidence Library.

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN | Policy Evidence Library
Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN | Policy Evidence Library | Building Policy Resources | GBPN

COMPARE RENOVATION POLICY PACKAGES

COMPARE DYNAMIC ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES FOR NEW BUILDINGS

COMPARISON TOOLS

We also provide the dynamic residential and new buildings policy comparison tools, available in the Policy Evidence Library.

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN | Policy Evidence Library

COMPARE RENOVATION POLICY PACKAGES

Sustainable Building | Leading Best Practice Policy | GBPN | Policy Evidence Library | Building Policy Resources | GBPN

COMPARE DYNAMIC ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES FOR NEW BUILDINGS

GBPN IMPACT

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Low Carbon Residential Buildings Regulatory Reform

The project will support new green building codes in Samarinda.

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INDONESIA

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Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Review of incentives on Green Building Regulations

GBPN will review important a new incentive design as part of encouraging sustainable buildings in Bandung.

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INDONESIA

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Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Bali’s New Clean Energy Guidelines

GBPN supports the new Bali Clean Energy Policy.

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INDONESIA

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GBPN IMPACT

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Low Carbon Residential Buildings Regulatory Reform

The project will support new green building codes in Samarinda.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Review of incentives on Green Building Regulations

GBPN will review important a new incentive design as part of encouraging sustainable buildings in Bandung.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Bali’s New Clean Energy Guidelines

GBPN supports the new Bali Clean Energy Policy.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

GBPN IMPACT

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Low Carbon Residential Buildings Regulatory Reform

The project will support new green building codes in Samarinda.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Review of incentives on Green Building Regulations

GBPN will review important a new incentive design as part of encouraging sustainable buildings in Bandung.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Bali’s New Clean Energy Guidelines

GBPN supports the new Bali Clean Energy Policy.

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INDONESIA

VIEW

STAY IN TOUCH WITH
BEST PRACTICE BUILDING POLICY

GBPN runs innovative projects in key regions around the world that aim to showcase best practice building policy, design and implementation. Stay up to date with our bi-monthly newsletter.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH
BEST PRACTICE BUILDING POLICY

GBPN runs innovative projects in key regions around the world that aim to showcase best practice building policy, design and implementation. Stay up to date with our bi-monthly newsletter.

GBPN SERVICES

Our services offer valuable resources and support to all levels of government and industry.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Insights

GBPN’s Insights bring world-leading reports to building practitioners, governments and organisations — succinctly presented and easy to digest.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Technical Assistance

We bring global industry leaders and regional experts together to support regions to deliver low-energy, affordable and healthy buildings. We advise on a specific project or policy on either a project/long-term basis.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Education

Giving building practitioners and researchers the tools and knowledge to accelerate policy
reform at a commercial level.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Impact Philanthropy

Making projects possible through funding. GBPN can connect a specific project to a relevant donor through our unique network. Building practitioners, policy influencers, academics and governments can use philanthropy to quickly put proposals into action.

GBPN SERVICES

Our services offer valuable resources and support to all levels of government and industry.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Insights

GBPN’s Insights bring world-leading reports to building practitioners, governments and organisations — succinctly presented and easy to digest.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Education

Giving building practitioners and researchers the tools and knowledge to accelerate policy
reform at a commercial level.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Technical Assistance

We bring global industry leaders and regional experts together to support regions to deliver low-energy, affordable and healthy buildings. We advise on a specific project or policy on either a project/long-term basis.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Impact Philanthropy

Making projects possible through funding. GBPN can connect a specific project to a relevant donor through our unique network. Building practitioners, policy influencers, academics and governments can use philanthropy to quickly put proposals into action.

GBPN SERVICES

Our services offer valuable resources and support to all levels of government and industry.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Insights

GBPN’s Insights bring world-leading reports to building practitioners, governments and organisations — succinctly presented and easy to digest.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Education

Giving building practitioners and researchers the tools and knowledge to accelerate policy
reform at a commercial level.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Technical Assistance

We bring global industry leaders and regional experts together to support regions to deliver low-energy, affordable and healthy buildings. We advise on a specific project or policy on either a project/long-term basis.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Impact Philanthropy

Making projects possible through funding. GBPN can connect a specific project to a relevant donor through our unique network. Building practitioners, policy influencers, academics and governments can use philanthropy to quickly put proposals into action.

GBPN SERVICES

Our services offer valuable resources and support to all levels of government and industry.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Insights

GBPN’s Insights bring world-leading reports to building practitioners, governments and organisations — succinctly presented and easy to digest.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Education

Giving building practitioners and researchers the tools and knowledge to accelerate policy
reform at a commercial level.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Technical Assistance

We bring global industry leaders and regional experts together to support regions to deliver low-energy, affordable and healthy buildings. We advise on a specific project or policy on either a project/long-term basis.

Decarbonise the Buildings Sector | Building Energy Policies | GBPN

Impact Philanthropy

Making projects possible through funding. GBPN can connect a specific project to a relevant donor through our unique network. Building practitioners, policy influencers, academics and governments can use philanthropy to quickly put proposals into action.

POLICY EVIDENCE LIBRARY

A specialist library of high quality tools and resources
to support smart policy reform

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POLICY EVIDENCE LIBRARY

A specialist library of high quality tools and resources to support smart policy reform

SEE RESOURCES