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Energy efficiency improvements in the building sector can yield significant financial and environmental benefits included reduced energy costs, decreased greenhouse gas emissions, improved occupant health and increased local employment. However, long standing market and policy barriers stand in the way of achieving these potential benefits at scale. Latin America, facing increasing populations in urban cities, could reduce global energy demand by one-third if available energy efficiency best practices were implemented widely. A number of recent initiatives are helping to accelerate energy efficiency initiatives in in Latin American cities. The UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL ) Building Efficiency Accelerator is an international, multi-stakeholder network devoted to helping cities and sub-national governments speed up the adoption of best-practice building efficiency ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/accelerating-building-effic...

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