Building Efficiency Accelerator: General 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 general building efficiency resources.

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Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders

Publication / Report

World Resources Institute (WRI), the lead of the SE4All Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), has launched a new report "Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders". Ksenia Petrichenko a Researcher from the Copenhagen Centre co-authored part of this report.

GLOBAL STATUS REPORT 2016: Towards zero-emission efficient and resilient buildings

Publication / Report

Energy use in buildings and for building construction represents more than one-third of global final energy consumption and contributes to nearly one-quarter of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions worldwide. A growing population, as well as rapid growth in purchasing power in emerging economies and de

Roadmap to Zero Emissions

Publication / Report

A flexible plan that sets out the emissions reduction targets necessary in the building sector worldwide to avert dangerous and irreversible climate change, including the actions and financing instruments needed to reach the targets.

A Handbook on Creating Dynamic Local Markets for Energy Efficient Buildings

Publication / Report

This Handbook describes a market-tested, locally-adaptable methodology for collective action to drive energy efficiency in buildings (EEB) at city, regional or national levels. It features how the WBCSD successfully piloted this methodology in 10, varied locations around the world.

Better Places for People: Reports and Publications

Publication / Report

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.

Europe's Buildings Under the Microscope: A country-by-country review of the energy performance of buildings

Publication / Report

BPIE has undertaken an extensive survey across all EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway reviewing the situation in terms of the building stock characteristics and policies in place.

Principles for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings: Paving the way for effective implementation of policy requirements

Publication / Report

The study builds on existing concepts and building standards, analyses the main methodological challenges and their implications for the nZEB definition, and compiles a possible set of principles and assesses their impact on reference buildings.

Building Efficiency Laboratory

Web Resource

The Building Efficiency Laboratory is an informative platform to share and generate knowledge on how best to develop ambitious building energy performance policies globally.

Education @USGBC

Web Resource

Collection of free and payment required webinars and educational resources offered by USGBC.

Green Home Guide

Web Resource

An extensive search engine of articles and professional advice that can help tenants to learn more about green home tips and improvements; and view our directory of green building professionals to access a pro to help green your home.

Green Building City Market Briefs

Publication / Report

USGBC, in partnership with C40 Cities and WGBC, created a compendium of briefs that showcase the sustainability, building energy use, and climate change policy work of cities across the globe.

Tackling Global Climate Change: Meeting Local Priorities

Publication / Report

This report, Tackling Global Climate Change – Meeting Local Priorities, provides an overview of what proactive government and private sector initiatives can do to harness the potential of green buildings to deliver important social, economic and environmental benefits for people around the world.