Building Efficiency Accelerator: Energy Codes Resource Collection

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative, is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector. 

The BEA connects the expertise of its wide partner network to its subnational stakeholders. With this purpose, the BEA has compiled resources to assist subnational jurisdictions in prioritizing and implementing building efficiency actions. This page contains the growing collection of resources and BEA webinars related to Energy Codes. All previous BEA webinars can be accessed here

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Building a Better Future: Energy Code Implementation in Hyderabad

Publication / Report

With skyrocketing energy demand, limited energy supply, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution levels, India critically needs energy solutions. Energy efficiency is an immediate solution, locking in energy savings in India’s growing cities.

Building Energy Codes Portal

Web Resource

This web portal supports efficient international knowledge exchange on building energy code implementation by providing information, experience, and resources from around the world.

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

Web Resource

BPIE is an independent not-for-profit think-tank that provides open-source research, analysis, knowledge-sharing and advisory activities to the European Institutions, policy-makers in EU Member States and neighbouring countries, the scientific community as well as private sector stakeholders and the

Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Buildings

Web Resource

The toolkit describes a simple five-stage process to implementing an organizational energy efficiency program. It provides high-level guidance on the various steps required to complete each stage, as well as a range of more detailed tools and resources.

Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE)

Tool / Instrument

EDGE calculates the utility savings and reduced carbon footprint of a green building against a base case. For non-residential buildings, user can see how much extra it costs to build green - and how short a time it takes to earn back the money through operational savings.

Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)

Web Resource

The GBPN’s goal is to contribute to the building sector achieving its full energy savings and CO2mitigation potential of more than 2.1 Gt by 2030.

Linking Building Energy Codes With Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies, Key Synergies that Drive Building Energy Performance

Publication / Report

The Policy Paper highlights the importance to link energy codes and benchmarking and disclosure policies if we want to reduce building energy consumption.

The City Energy Project Assessment Methodology for Energy Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities

Publication / Report

The City Energy Project methodology is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates.

Webinar: Better Buildings are our Legacy: LEED v4

Web Resource

This USGBC webinar discusses LEEDv4, how it is different from 2009, the concepts it is based on, and the tools and resources that support project teams along the way.

Tracking Implementation of Building Energy Codes and Certification (Webinar) - 29.07.2016

Web Resource

This is the first in a series of webinars that addresses building energy codes and certification. The target audience includes local and national stakeholders in the building sector and government.

Lessons from 18 months of BEA engagement in Mexico City (Webinar) - 19.10.2016


This BEA partnership webinar describes the process of BEA engagement in Mexico City from March 2015 to now.