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DRIVING TRANSFORMATION TO ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS: Policies and Actions

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The Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency is pleased to announce the release of our new report “Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings: Policies and Actions” – the result of a collaborative partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Center for Clean Air Policy, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the World Green Building Council. The report shares strategies for policy makers in emerging economies to include building efficiency policies in their nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and low carbon development strategies. It reviews recent efforts to transform buildings through policy; discusses options for governmental action and policy and outlines a pathway to implementation. Buildings use 40% of energy globally and are responsible for the resulting greenhouse gas emissions, making building efficiency vital to achieving climate, energy and development objectives. Buildings form the fabric of the rapidly growing urban landscape and in emerging economies tremendous opportunities exist to create more resilient, efficient buildings. Many policymakers are still exploring how to engage their building and construction industries to reduce emissions and deliver climate resilient buildings – yet emerging examples highlight possible pathways.