Buildings are the largest energy consuming sector in the world, and account for over one-third of total final energy consumption and an equally important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Achieving significant energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector is a challenging but achievable policy goal.

IEA offers a blueprint for a sustainable buildings sector by 2050

Study presents detailed scenarios and technologies for deep cuts in energy use and emissions More »»

Building Energy Efficiency Policies

The BEEP database provides a detailed breakdown of policies for energy efficiency in buildings around the world, including those supporting buildings codes, labels, incentive schemes and zero-energy building More »»

Technology Roadmap: Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

The building envelope – also known as the building shell, fabric or enclosure – is the boundary between the conditioned interior of a building and the outdoors. The roadmap establishes a strategy to transform how the world’s buildings are constructed and renovated. More »»

Energy technology initiatives

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