Building efficiency measures can make an enormous impact on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030.
“Back in the good old days, the construction industry had to worry about a few keys things: Will it stand up, is it functional and does it look nice? Not so anymore.
Unlock Bengaluru 2018. Photo by WRI India
BENGALURU (July 21, 2018) — Bengaluru’s trajectory of unprecedented urbanization and economic growth has brought with it the chaos of haphazard development that is negatively impacting human and environmental health. On July 21, WRI India convened urban experts for Unlock Bengaluru 2018.
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.