Tracking Buildings 2020

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Tracking buildings

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Global building construction area by type of building code in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2019-2030


Tracking progress 2020

Almost two-thirds of countries lacked mandatory building energy codes in 2019, meaning more than 5 billion m2 were built last year without mandatory performance requirements. To be in line with the SDS by 2030: all countries need to establish mandatory building energy codes; new high-performance construction needs to increase from around 275 million m2 to cover almost 5 billion m2; and energy intensity reductions currently effectuated by energy-efficiency renovations of existing building stock must double from 15% to at least 30 50%.
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