Cities and the Building Efficiency Accelerator
The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private partnership that speeds the development and implementation of building efficiency policies and practices in cities around the world. It is led by the World Resources Institute, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.
WorldGBC is a delivery partner for the BEA, and four of its Green Building Councils are providing valuable technical advice and bringing together the building and construction sector to support collective development of a city’s policy or strategy.
These Green Building Councils – in Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Poland and South Africa – have been directly supporting the cities of Bogota, Dubai, Warsaw and Tshwane, with the aim of doubling their rate of energy efficiency.
Cities which commit to the BEA agree to implement at least one new building energy efficiency policy or programme, and the BEA partnership offers city staff expertise in six main thematic areas: building codes; building certifications/above-code programmes; existing building retrofits; energy efficiency finance solutions; and building data tracking.
With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, and 80% of greenhouse gas emissions currently coming from cities, we must work hard to support major decision makers in cities.
How can my Green Building Council or city join the BEA?
Green Building Councils are welcome to join the BEA by supporting one or more of the 23 participating cities.
If you represent a city government and would like to join the BEA, please contact Jonathan Laski, Director of Global Projects and Partnerships, via email@example.com.