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GBPN: Building Efficiency

Between 2013 and 2017, GBPN was commissioned by UNEP to provide the technical assistance components of the IKI-funded National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Development for the Buildings Sector in Asia program. Under this program, GBPN provided technical assistance to the governments of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines to prepare buildings sector development proposals for NAMA. The work required development of and training in a common methodology and tool (the Common Carbon Metric) for establishing Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable building sector energy and emissions baselines and savings scenarios. GBPN then assisted government agencies to identify priority areas for policy focus to lead low-carbon market transformations in the buildings sector, and to incorporate these into NAMA development proposals submitted to the UNFCCC. This project led to Buildings NAMA development proposals from Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and better data on building energy use and stakeholder engagement for building sector policy development in the Philippines.

 

In 2014 and 2015, GBPN was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy to review best practices in building energy code compliance for IPEEC and the Major Economies Forum and to produce reports, a website portal, and webinars on the findings. In 2015 GBPN was commissioned by the government of France to prepare a strategy for launching the Global Alliance on Buildings & Construction, co-author the first Global Status Report on Buildings Sector Climate Actions, provide a mapping of buildings Sector INDC and non-state actor commitments, and prepare reports and presentations at the Buildings Day events held in the Blue Zone during the Paris COP15.

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