RELEASE: Colombia and Mexico Set to Boost Green Buildings with P4G Award for Cities Climate Action Project supported by the Building Efficiency Accelerator
With P4G winnings, Bogota, Colombia, will be able to put more time, energy and resources into green buildings.
RELEASE: Bogotá Doubles Down on Efficiency Efforts in Phase 2 of the Building Efficiency Accelerator
Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by Rosalba Tarazona/Flickr
BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (October 3, 2018) — Today, Bogotá announced a new policy for more energy-efficient construction that is expected to reduce energy and water use in new buildings by 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, when fully implemented.
Building efficiency measures can make an enormous impact on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
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.