How @ICLEI helps civic leaders to make buildings more efficient

How @ICLEI helps civic leaders to make buildings more efficient

Because buildings in cities like Mumbai, India produce more than 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, improving building efficiency is critical to making cities more sustainable. Photo by Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank. Globally, buildings consume nearly 40 percent of the world’s energy and produce more than 30 percent of emissions. In many cities these numbers are even higher: 67 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Seoul, South Korea result from buildings’ energy use. However, city leaders often don’t know where to start to improve matters. They may not fully understand the connection between building efficiency improvements, healthier citizens and a more competitive economy. Even if they do, they often lack data about buildings’ energy use, so they don’t have critical information about performance and potential areas for improvement. In addition, it can be c...

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