Buildings

Fact sheet

13 Dec 2018

KEY POINTS

The operation of buildings accounts for almost a quarter of Australia's carbon emissions and over half of electricity demand Improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency in new construction is a key opportunity to reduce these emissions and reduce energy costs We...

Article

21 Nov 2018

An Australian government-owned company has launched the country’s first building census which maps every building with a roof area of more than nine square metres. The Geoscape dataset produced by PSMA Australia identifies a total of 15,243,669 buildings.

The data set collects information on...

Journal article

18 Nov 2018

Smart city and smart home concepts have become increasingly popular, especially in the last decade. Many people have positive notions of living in a smart city or smart home, but not too many users can really define what these concepts mean. One of the reasons...

Technical report

13 Oct 2018

Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in...

Video

12 Oct 2018

Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla Richards

The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers...

Video

Where are we heading?
12 Oct 2018

Speakers: John Amatruda, Sean Brennan, Kirsten Mariager, Shawn Torbert - LEED AP

New Yorkers are used to the noise of a construction crew in full swing. While those sounds remain the same, industry demands and requirements of today’s building products are changing rapidly, as...

Video

Leading the way to Net Zero Living #1
8 Oct 2018

Recorded on 27th September as part of World Green Building Week #homegreenhome

Following the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14, and the launch of the World Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, hear from leading organisations about the...

Video

Do people and planet go hand in hand?
5 Oct 2018

Seminar organised by WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and recorded webinar series for World Green Building Week 2018.

This webinar addresses some of the key challenges facing the green building industry, including;

- Can you 'design-in' a healthy and green environment?...

Journal article

1 Oct 2018

The article deals with efforts to reduce energy as a means to support the formulation of climate change public policies and strategies. Energy use in building design and operation is integral to these efforts. Energy efficiency advocates suggest that new buildings can (and should) be...

Report

How Chinese cities are scaling ambitious building energy-efficient solutions
27 Sep 2018

This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...

Journal article

20 Sep 2018

India has demonstrated that it is possible to reduce energy demand and increase the energy efficiency of its buildings, particularly for air-conditioning appliances. Given the rapid and large expected increase in India's building stock over the next 20 or more years, the opportunity exists to...

Video

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14 Sep 2018

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the...

Report

12 Sep 2018

The Argentinian Ministry of Energy (MEN), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) convened a one-day scoping workshop on ‘Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond’ on 12 September 2018 in...

Presentation

12 Sep 2018

In 2012, The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) launched the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP – called hereafter ‘the Program’) with the objectives of improving the Kingdom’s energy efficiency by designing and implementing initiatives and their enablers. A sub-committee was established by SEEC’s Board, chaired...

Presentation

10 Sep 2018

The powerpoint presentation gives an overview of how resilience could align with USGBC's mission. Outline of the resilience-enhancing strategies within LEED and each of GBCI's rating systems, links to USGBC resilience collateral, etc. LEED, PEER, SITES, RELi, GRESB and LEED for Cities (including STAR). The...

Article

10 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

Video

OECD Blockchain Policy Forum - Paris 2018
4 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc.

The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of...

Report

31 Aug 2018

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has produced this brief report to highlight how states and communities are responding to the risks they face in both the short and long-term. The report features the voices of experts from the public and private sector who participated...

Report

31 Aug 2018

Building energy efficiency policies are an important tool in addressing energy and climate policies. There has been tremendous technical and policy activity in recent years aimed toward improving building energy performance, with a focus on getting to very low energy buildings and targeting “zero” energy...

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