Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders

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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. 

Developed by WRI, Johnson Controls, and a number of BEA’s partners including C2E2, the report offers practical advice for city leaders for accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency in buildings, including eight specific actions covering various policy instruments.

Accounting for about one third of the global energy consumption, building sector offers a considerable cost-effective energy saving potential, a large part of which still remains untapped.  Implementation of the recommendations outlined in the report within policy packages tailored to the cities’ local conditions will help to address existing barriers to energy efficiency and facilitate the transition to more sustainable cities.