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June 29, 2014

Doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvement

Doubling Energy EfficiencyAn Institute for Building Efficiency Roundtable Dialogue

The private sector can play a major role toward doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvement by 2030, as targeted by the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA) initiative.

State-of-the-art policies and advanced building design and technologies, along with behavior change, could reduce energy demand from buildings by half versus business as usual, cutting greenhouse emissions and adding comfort, health, environmental and economic benefits.

Participants in an Institute for Building Efficiency Roundtable Dialogue in March 2014 agreed that the private sector can speed progress by leveraging the most effective government policies and practices from around the world, entering public-private partnerships, and helping replicate successful energy efficiency initiatives worldwide.

European and international experts shared ideas, experiences and best practices at the roundtable, which took place in conjunction with the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum in Monaco. They discussed how a “Building Efficiency Accelerator” partnership could target cities of various sizes and sub-national regions that are already engaged in energy efficiency and are eager to enhance local efforts through leadership commitment, policy implementation and public-private collaboration.


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