Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2019

Towards a zero-emissions, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass.

This year’s Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally from 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.