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City strategies to make buildings more energy efficient

March 13, 2017

City strategies to make buildings more energy efficient

By David Hatch, Citiscope
Monday 13 March 2017

Improving the energy efficiency of buildings lacks the glamour of headline-grabbing urban innovations such as drone-based delivery and elevated bicycle highways.

Yet for cities determined to achieve sustainable growth, it’s a must. Buildings account for about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions and it’s more like half in many big cities.

Reducing the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings has to be an essential ingredient of any municipality’s broader climate goals.

A pair of reports released last month contain recommendations and case studies aimed at helping city leaders craft policies for the buildings sector.

The first, from the World Resources Institute (WRI), highlights strategies that local governments can employ to maximise efficiency in buildings.

Accelerating Building Efficiency - 8 Actions for Urban Leaders, emphasises that decisions made today on how to construct, design and operate buildings will have lasting consequences owing to the long lifespan of buildings.

Read more at Eco-Business.

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