About sustainable buildings

Definition

"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”.

 


Barriers such as split incentives between tenants and landlords, lack of awareness of efficient technologies, absence of qualified "green" technicians and high initial investment costs threaten market-driven energy savings measures. 

Webinars:

 

Archived events: 

Webinar, 18 December 2013
Listen to the recorded webinar

 
Related material: 

Policy Pathways: Modernising Building Energy Codes
Policy Pathways: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings
Policy Pathway: Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement
Energy Efficiency Requirements in Building Codes - Policies for New Buildings
Financing Energy Efficient Homes
Energy Efficiency in the North American Existing Building Stock
High-Rise Refurbishment: The Energy-Efficient Upgrade of Multi-Story Residences

See also:   Sustainable Buildings Centre

Energy technology initiatives

All related initiatives