Energy is at the forefront of the development agenda. Recognizing energy's vital role in development and prosperity, the world has committed to Sustainable Development Goal 7 to "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all" as one of 17 goals for 2030, as well as to dramatically increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.
An analysis on the readiness of EU countries to transition to smart buildings concludes that no Member State is fully prepared to take advantage of the benefits that smart building technologies will entail.
The main objective of the proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which the European Commission released on the 30th November 2016 “is to accelerate the cost effective renovation of existing buildings.
he form and pattern of urban growth in the future has vital implications on climate change and sustainable development. Urbanization rates in developing countries are lower than developed countries, however, in the future, the developing world will urbanize and grow rapidly (UNPD, 2014); cities are expected to propel growth and further agglomerate. This is expected to drive the demand for housing, transportation and services.
A collection of reports and publications by the World Green Building Council and learn more about their work to define and promote the monetary and health benefits of green building.