One-third of the world’s energy-related emissions come from buildings.
Cities and countries around the world are adopting building energy codes as tools to reduce energy consumption. Mexico City recently joined this wave, when, in June, the city updated its building regulations to include energy efficiency for the first time.
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What do a sun-harnessing mapping tool and a nighttime-venturing, camera-rigged SUV have in common? They both may hold an answer to scalable, cost-effective solutions to make our built environment more sustainable.
Urban efficiency is all about linking the potential of buildings, energy and infrastructure to create smarter, more sustainable cities.
View a webinar held by the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' Building Efficiency Initiative and partners from various sectors for an exploration of the report, "Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders." This research was produced in partnership with Johnson Controls and over a dozen other partners.
You can also read the report in interactive web version at www.wri.org/buildingefficiency.
With buildings responsible for 32 percent of global energy consumption and a quarter of CO2 emissions, there is a huge, under-tapped opportunity to create more sustainable cities through building efficiency. More efficient buildings can generate economic benefits, reduce environmental impacts and improve people’s quality of life.