The share of the global population living in cities is continuously increasing and it is estimated that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of people will live in urban areas. Buildings constitute an essential part of these rapidly growing urban landscapes and provide the space for various activities.
Cities have historically been the hub of various activities, developments and investments. The number of people moving to cities is constantly increasing and estimates predict that more than two thirds of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Currently more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are produced in cities, while increasing population, urbanisation, and economic growth is escalating this amount even further.
Energy Efficiency Case Studies
This initiative consisted of a pre-feasibility study on public lighting which confirmed that the city could reduce the energy consumption up to 60% by implementing LED lighting programs. The initiative resulted in policy and financial suggestion to the municipality. The municipality asked the World Bank, which financed the study, assistance for developing a PPP.
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