low carbon building technologies

Guide

Incorporating fundable buildings sector Green House Gas (GHG) emission mitigation actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
25 Jan 2019
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The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios due to rapid urbanisation and the doubling of the built...

Fact sheet

13 Dec 2018
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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...

Briefing paper

3 Oct 2018
5

The EU building sector needs to develop and deploy more innovative solutions in order to enhance the building stock’s energy efficiency and help meet energy and climate policy targets. The European Union is therefore supporting projects that address design and construction processes as well as...

Presentation

3 Oct 2018
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A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings, including gap analysis and recommendations for their use in the region is held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and...

Report

25 Sep 2018
12

Buildings are one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently, half a million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution caused by energy...

Draft report

24 Sep 2018
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In a prior study entitled “Mapping of Existing Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies in Buildings in the UNECE Region”, the UN Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) and the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) commissioned a comparative study on building standards in the UNECE...

Report

10 Aug 2018
6

The use of energy in buildings represents a large share of the total end use of energy. In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, buildings are responsible for approximately one third of total energy consumption and account for almost 40 percent of...

Journal article

14 May 2018
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It is widely recognized that the actual impact of low-carbon technologies is often lower than predicted by models alone, a phenomenon which has been coined the ‘performance gap’. Despite this awareness, in many instances estimates of both energy savings and renewable energy generation in domestic...

Book

India Energy Efficiency Series
28 Feb 2018
5

The growing per capita income in India is expected to increase the demand for various energy-consuming products and services among Indian households. Enhancing energy efficiency remains one of the cheapest options to “produce” energy in India, as the efficiency of many energy systems has a...

Blog post

9 Jan 2018
24

The original policy issued by The Science Council of Japan was in Japanese, and this English article summarises the policy that outlined a roadmap to realize a healthy low-carbon society. The aim of the policy is to build a low carbon footprint and high environmental...

Guide

A primer on energy efficient buildings in tropical and subtropical climates
3 Nov 2017
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This guidebook aims to be a practical resource for governments (ministries of energy, environment, housing, climate change, finance, planning and others), private sector investors and civil society organizations by illustrating how to create a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for energy efficient buildings based on...

Book

India Energy Efficiency Series
20 Jun 2017
5

Economic development will lead to higher demand for various end-use goods and services in India. Energy-efficient technologies provide a way forward to achieve economic growth at relatively lower costs due to associated multiple benefits such as resource conservation, lower energy consumption, higher productivity and lower...

Book

1 Jun 2017
8

As the largest energy consumer in the world, energy efficiency and conservation have been prioritized in China to meet its fast-growing appetite for energy as a result of industrialization and urbanization, as well as to alleviate environmental pressure and tackle climate change. Evidence from analytical...

Website

8 May 2017
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The website offers green-building standards, codes, certification systems and tools to assist professionals to achieve LEED certification.

In US, Green building codes are established by law as mandatory building requirements adopted by a state or local jurisdiction. Adopted codes are often based on established...

Book

14 Mar 2017
5

China has made energy conservation and energy efficiency one of its top priorities as a means of guiding its economic and social development. In the past three decades, while China’s economy increased eighteen‑fold, energy consumption increased only five‑fold. The energy intensity of China’s GDP declined...

Report

Mapping smart-readiness and innovative case studies
16 Feb 2017
4

The European building stock and energy system are at the initial stages of a journey towards becoming smart: moving from a centralised, fossil fuel-based and highly-energy-consuming system towards one that is more efficient, decentralised, consumer-focused and powered by renewable energy. The international law to limit...

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