resources

This section contains resources related to the buildings and construction sector such as case studies and GABC-member and wider buildings and construction sector initiatives. Documents include for instance event progammes and presentations, interviews, legal texts, and documents on nationally determined contributions (NDCs) relating to climate mitigation in the buildings and construction sector.

new documents
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Origin:

IFC -International...

Author:

IFC -International...

Publishing date:

11/02/2017

Creating Markets for Climate Business: An IFC Climate Investment Opportunities report

Summary

The report points to trillions of dollars’ worth of climate-smart investment opportunities and emphasizes the need for smart policy reforms from...

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Origin:

IPEEC - International...

Author:

IPEEC - International...

Publishing date:

09/01/2017

Existing Building Energy Efficiency Renovation: International Review of Regulatory Policies

Summary

There has been significant progress in recent years in improving the energy efficiency of new buildings, driven by technological improvements and various...

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Origin:

Global Alliance...

Author:

Global Alliance...

Publishing date:

11/30/2016

GABC Global Roadmap: Towards low-GHG and resilient buildings Regional Roadmap

Summary

“This Roadmap aims to describe, when possible, the main overarching goals, steps and agenda that the Building sector as a whole could share, creating...

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Origin:

Global Alliance...

Author:

Global Alliance...

Publishing date:

09/30/2016

GABC Global Status Report 2016: Towards zero-emission efficient and resilient buildings

Summary

Energy use in buildings and for building construction represents more than one-third of global final energy consumption and contributes to nearly one-quarter...

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Origin:

Global Alliance...

Author:

Global Alliance...

Publishing date:

09/08/2016

First GABC Regional Roundtable for Asia-Pacicif

Summary

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) conducted its first Regional Roundtable for Asia Pacific in conjunction with the International...

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Origin:

COp22

Author:

Global Alliance...

Publishing date:

11/09/2016

Notes and Actions of the GABC member workshop during COP22

Summary

Organized by the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, and UN Environment, this event presented and highlighted the actions carried...

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Origin:

World Green Building...

Author:

World Green Building...

Publishing date:

05/31/2017

From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings by 2050

Summary

The report - which is the first major output of our Advancing Net Zero project - highlight how every building on the planet must be 'net zero carbon'...

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Origin:

GABC Core Product

Author:

GABC

Publishing date:

01/01/2017

GABC Core Product: Energy Efficiency Initiatives’ Operators Yearbook 2016

Summary

Energy consumption in buildings and constructions represents 32% of the global energy consumption ahead of transport (27%) and industry (29%). Moreover,...

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Origin:

OID

Author:

OID

Publishing date:

12/01/2015

L'innovation, un levier de création de valeur dans l'immobilier

Summary

Climate change, new ways of working, new business models and the digital revolution are among the main challenges the real estate industry is confronted...

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Origin:

OID

Author:

OID

Publishing date:

11/30/2016

Baromètre 2016 de la performance énergétique et environnementale de l'immobilier tertiaire

Summary

Published every year, the Barometer displays the main environmental indicators for office buildings, retail and logistics centres. It includes an analysis...

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Origin:

Innovation for Cool...

Author:

Institute of Applied...

Publishing date:

11/01/2016

Zero Energy Building/ Home Roadmap - Technology and Institution

Summary

This study delivers three recommendations: - Sharing among the entire society the importance of the concept that net energy consumption in buildings should...

iiSBE-CESBA_Guide_April_2014.jpeg

Origin:

CESBA

Author:

CEC5 Interreg Project

Publishing date:

07/01/2011

CESBA Guide

Summary

The CESBA guide is the first output of the CESBA initiative, achieved through the activities carried out in eight EU projects. It is a guideline proposing...

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Origin:

Worldbank group...

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2011

Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices

Summary

The report addresses the question of green building rating tools. Such instruments can help overcome the barriers and can be an effective means of promoting...

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Origin:

IEA/OECD (+AFD)

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2011

Promoting energy efficiency investments: Case studies in the residential sector

Summary

The study concentrates on financial barriers responsible for the persistent energy efficiency gap (IEA, 2007) (not on market barriers). Its goal is to...

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Origin:

IEA/OECD

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2012

Progress Implementing the IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations

Summary

The report addresses recent energy efficiency policy developments (buildings, page 18), challenges and areas for improvement in energy efficiency policy...

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Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations: Arab-Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) Region

Summary

The report recommends to implement policies including : (1) Mandatory building energy codes and minimum energy performance requirements, and addressing...

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Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations (Southeast Asia region)

Summary

The report recommends to policy makers willing to elaborate/implement energy efficiency policies to focus on three main goals : (1) Require building energy...

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Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2015

Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations (Latin America and the Carribbean)

Summary

The report gives policy recommendations for countries willing to implement energy efficiency policies. It sets out four specific key recommendations regarding...

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Origin:

EIA - US Energy...

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2016

International Energy Outlook 2016, With Projections to 2040

Summary

The report provides a set of projections that might happen given the specific assumptions and methodologies used for any particular scenario. (Page 101-112:...

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Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2011

Technology Roadmap: Energy-efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Equipment

Summary

A roadmap responding to government leaders’ requests for more detailed analysis regarding future deployment of energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies....

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Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2013

Transition to Sustainable Buildings: Strategies and Opportunities to 2050

Summary

This report highlights actions that can be pursued today and lessons learned in different countries on implementing energy efficiency policies for the...

PolicyPathwaysModernisingBuildingEnergyCodes.jpg

Origin:

IEA

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2013

Modernising Building Energy Codes

Summary

Going beyond traditional buildings energy codes (new approaches): Governments need to check compliance and enforce their building energy codes. The ultimate...

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Origin:

IPEEC

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Building Energy Rating Schemes (systèmes de notation énergétique des bâtiments): Assessing issues and Impacts

Summary

The report develops an assessment framework that policy makers can use going forward as part of developing or refining building rating schemes. This framework...

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Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Building Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Collaboration

Summary

The report identifies several “policy collaboration areas”, highlighted as priority areas of action. They include (1) Building codes and Regulation, (2)...

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Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2015

Building Energy Performance Metrics (mesures de performance énergétiques) - Supporting Energy Efficiency Progress in Major Economies

Summary

This report provides a set of energy trends, changes and drivers of energy consumption (Population, GDP, Floor area, Energy and Households). Then it identifies...

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Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2015

Delivering Energy Savings in Buildings 3: International Collaboration on Building Energy Code Implementation

Summary

This report, which is a result of the BEET 3 project, focuses on code implementation and compliance activities critical to realising the energy, financial,...

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Origin:

IPCC (Contribution...

Author:

-

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Buildings. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change.

Summary

Buildings offer immediately available, highly cost-effective opportunities to reduce (growth in) energy demand, while contributing to meeting other key...

ar4-wg3-chapter6.jpeg

Origin:

IPCC (Contribution...

Author:

Kornelis Blok (The...

Publishing date:

01/01/2011

Residential and commercial buildings

Summary

Buildings offer a large share of cost-effective opportunities for GHG mitigation among many sectors: achieving a lower carbon future will require very...

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Origin:

GABC

Author:

Brian Dean

Publishing date:

11/23/2016

Global Status Report 2016 - Presentation PPT

Summary

presentation (ppt) of the first Global status report in Marrakech at COP22 concerning Building and Climate issues

iiSBE-CESBA_Guide_April_2014.jpeg

Origin:

CESBA

Author:

CEC5 Interreg Project

Publishing date:

07/01/2015

CESBA Guide

Summary

The CESBA guide is the first output of the CESBA initiative, achieved through the activities carried out in eight EU projects. It is a guideline proposing...

iiSBE-CESBA_initiative_policy_paper.jpeg

Origin:

CESBA

Author:

VISIBLE Interreg...

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

CESBA Policy Paper

Summary

The CESBA initiative policy paper establishes the policy position of CESBA regarding EU policy developments on sustainable building. The incentive to draw...

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Origin:

UNEP FI, PRI, RICS,...

Author:

Tatiana Bosteels...

Publishing date:

02/01/2016

Sustainable Real Estate Investment. Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement: An action framework

Summary

This documents helps real estate investors and their value chain to effectively integrate ESG into real estate. It is first and foremoth a tool from and...

ACE-Urban_Issues_brochure.jpeg

Author:

Architects Council...

Publishing date:

10/01/2014

The Role of the Architectural Profession in Delivering Responsible Design

Summary

The publication is conceived as a brief collection of thoughts about current urban challenges and how the architectural profession can contribute to turning...

ACE-Tallinn_Declaration.jpeg

Author:

Architects Council...

Publishing date:

04/18/2015

Declaration on the responsibility of the architectural profession in tackling local and global challenges of our time

Summary

On 18 April 2015 in Tallinn (Estonia), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) signed a joint Declaration with the International Union of Architects (UIA)...

ACE-COP21_Manifesto.jpeg

Origin:

Architects Council...

Author:

Architects Council...

Publishing date:

11/30/2015

Manifesto for Responsible Architecture

Summary

Ahead of the COP21, the ACE, UIA, French CNOA and CIAF endorsed a Manifesto presenting Architects’ commitment to tackle the challenges posed by climate...

BPIE-Building-Passport-Report.jpeg

Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Mariangiola Fabbri,...

Publishing date:

10/01/2016

Building Renovation Passports – Customised Roadmaps Towards Deep Renovation and Better Homes

Summary

BPIE suggests to evolve EPCs into Building Renovation Passports. Based on three examples of “Building Renovation Passports” in the Belgian region of Flanders...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Dan Staniaszek,...

Publishing date:

09/01/2016

Building Renovation Strategies under the Spotlight

Summary

PIE undertook a series of over 60 interviews with stakeholders from 12 Member States, across governmental and non-governmental actors. Questions covered...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Dan Staniaszek,...

Publishing date:

09/01/2016

Safeguarding Energy Security in South-East Europe with Investment in Demand-Side Infrastructure

Summary

The report explores the vulnerability of the building sector to gas supply interruptions in specific countries of South-East Europe, through the prism...

BPIE-10-principles.jpeg

Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Maarten De Groote,...

Publishing date:

06/01/2016

Smart buildings in a decarbonised energy system

Summary

Buildings can balance the grid through proactive energy demand management and can play a leading role in transforming the EU energy market, shifting from...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Maarten De Groote,...

Publishing date:

01/01/2016

Driving transformational change in the construction value chain

Summary

In this report commissioned by the i24c initiative, BPIE investigates opportunities to strengthen Europe’s industrial leadership in the construction value...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Renée Bruel (ECF),...

Publishing date:

05/01/2016

Accelerating the renovation of the Bulgarian building stock

Summary

The study reaffirms that deep retrofitting to high energy efficiency classes is economically more beneficial than “shallow” renovation. It goes further...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Dan Staniaszek,...

Publishing date:

11/01/2015

Renovating Germany’s building stock

Summary

The creation of a comprehensive policy framework including the lowering of transaction costs, increased energy price signals and targeted subsidies would...

BPIE-Renovation-in-practice.jpeg

Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Dan Staniaszek

Publishing date:

12/01/2015

Renovation in practice

Summary

The report analyses a variety of approaches and solutions available to tackle the renovation challenge in terms of scale, financing, addressing non-technical...

BPIE-IndoorAirQuality.jpeg

Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Sara Kunkel, Eleni...

Publishing date:

03/01/2015

Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight

Summary

This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing...

BPIE-Renovation-Strategies.jpeg

Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Dan Staniaszek

Publishing date:

11/01/2014

Renovation strategies of selected EU countries

Summary

In 2012 the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) introduced an important new dimension to the energy-saving-in-buildings legislative landscape. Article...

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Bogdan Atanasiu,...

Publishing date:

05/01/2014

Alleviating fuel poverty in the EU

Summary

The study published by BPIE found that energy subsidies and direct financial support for household heating cannot provide a long-term solution to the fuel-poverty...

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Origin:

UNEP - UN HABITAT...

Author:

Coordination Arab...

Publishing date:

03/01/2016

THE ABC FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES A glossary for policy makers

Summary

The great number of existing actors, approaches and initiatives, on sustainable cities, resulted into a variety of different definitions none of which...

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Origin:

EFCA and FIDIC

Author:

Stellan FRYXEL,...

Publishing date:

09/01/2013

RETHINK CITIES

Summary

The 2013 Rethink Cities White EFCA/FIDIC Paper illustrates that the following issues need to be urgently addressed: - Climate risks - the magnitude and...

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Origin:

RICS

Author:

Erik Bichard

Publishing date:

07/01/2015

Developing an Approach to Sustainable Return on Investment in the UK, Brazil and the USA

Summary

This report develops an approach which places a value on the social and environmental impact of projects and applies these to the built environment. The...

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Origin:

RICS / United Nations...

Author:

Ursula Hartenberger...

Publishing date:

06/01/2015

Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land, Construction and Real Estate Use and Investment

Summary

The publication presents a whole life cycle ‘responsible business’ roadmap for the sector and its users and is the product of a two year collaboration...

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Origin:

RICS

Author:

Sean Lockie / Piotr...

Publishing date:

05/01/2014

Methodology to calculate embodied carbon (1st ed)

Summary

The main aim of this guidance note is to provide a framework of practical guidance for quantity surveyors on how to calculate embodied carbon emissions...

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Origin:

RICS

Author:

Sarah Sayce / Fiona...

Publishing date:

10/01/2013

Sustainability and Commercial Property Valuation (2nd ed)

Summary

Encompasses the wide range of physical, social, environmental and economic factors relating to sustainability that can impact on value of which valuers...

RICS-RenoValue_Drivers_for_Change.jpeg

Origin:

RenoValue consortium

Author:

Ursula Hartenberger...

Publishing date:

06/01/2015

Drivers for change: strengthening the role of valuation professionals in market transition - RenoValue Market Insights Report

Summary

The report represents a summary of the rationale and methodology of the EU funded project RenoValue aimed at developing training material for real estate...

RICS-European_Climatic_Risk_Toolkit.jpeg

Origin:

RICS

Author:

Gareth Roberts

Publishing date:

03/01/2015

Climatic Risk Toolkit - The impact of climate change in the Non-Domestic Real Estate Sector of eight European countries

Summary

The report analyses four main areas in order to understand who climate change will affect, what the energy demand may be, what the operational costs may...

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Origin:

INTA

Author:

INTA members and...

Publishing date:

10/12/2016

INTA Initiative for Habitat III Report

Summary

The strength of the text is that it is not subject to any institutional constraints. It has no claim other than to gather and summarise the many contributions...

document

Origin:

OIF/IFDD

Author:

ENERGIES 2050

Publishing date:

01/01/2016

Guide du bâtiment durable en Régions Tropicales: Tome 2, Stratégies de conception des nouveaux bâtiments

Summary

The guide of sustainable buildings in tropical regions aims to bring some answers to the environmental, economic and social issues linked to a massive...

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Origin:

OIF/IFDD

Author:

ENERGIES 2050

Publishing date:

01/01/2016

Guide du bâtiment durable en Régions Tropicales: Tome 1, Stratégies de conception des nouveaux bâtiments

Summary

The guide of sustainable buildings in tropical regions aims to bring some answers to the environmental, economic and social issues linked to a massive...

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Origin:

UNEP

Author:

ENERGIES 2050

Publishing date:

01/01/2014

Climate Finance for cities and buildings - a handbook for local governments

Summary

This Handbook has been prepared to provide local governments and other interested parties with an overview of climate finance mechanisms, both existing...

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Origin:

World Resources...

Author:

Renilde Becqué,...

Publishing date:

01/01/2016

Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders

Summary

This guide provides local governments and other urban leaders in cities around the world with the background, guidance, and tools to accelerate building...

document

Origin:

UN-Habitat

Author:

Prof. Federico M....

Publishing date:

01/01/2015

Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates: Principles and Applications for Eastern Africa

Summary

Building envelope design, which aims to achieve the maximum comfort with the minimum primary energy consumption (and thus to minimise GHG emissions), requires...

document

Origin:

United Nations

Author:

Sergey Sivaev, Institute...

Publishing date:

01/01/2013

Good Practices for Energy-Efficient Housing in the UNECE region

Summary

A joint effort of UNECE, UN-Habitat and the City of Vienna, this report builds on existing work in the area, such as the Action Plan for Energy-Efficient...

document

Origin:

UN-Habitat and UNEP

Author:

Prof. Rajat Gupta

Publishing date:

01/01/2015

Green Building Interventions for Social Housing

Summary

Tackling the emissions problem from the building sector through green social housing, can create jobs, save money and most importantly, shape a built environment...