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Your guide to making the business case for saving energy in your building portfolio

Launched at Buildings Day at COP21 in December, the new WBCSD Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Buildings (EEB Toolkit) is a landmark guide for energy efficiency that outlines strategies for businesses to significantly reduce energy use across their building portfolios.


Why energy efficiency in buildings is important:


Buildings represent 40% of primary energy consumption and emit around one third of global GHG emissions of human origin; yet buildings provide great potential for delivering significant cuts in both energy use and emissions. Recent advances in technology, design practices and expertise, coupled with behavioral changes, are estimated to achieve up to a tenfold reduction in the energy requirements of individual new buildings and up to a fourfold reduction for individual existing buildings, largely cost-effectively or sometimes even at net negative costs.


The EEB toolkit is a practical guide with a focus on the business case to support decision making on energy efficiency measures. It provides an approach that is applicable to all buildings (e.g. offices, factories, warehouses, laboratories, etc.).


Benefits for your business:


By following the 5 step approach outlined in the EEB Toolkit, your company can:

  • reduce operating costs,
  • increase staff and external stakeholder satisfaction,
  • improve business performance,
  • minimize regulatory risks.

What makes EEB Toolkit unique?

  • Takes a systems stance; centered on the business case for energy efficiency, energy policy and strategy, and the financial assessment of energy efficiency measures.
  • Is supported by detailed case studies demonstrating how theory has been put into practice by forward-thinking organizations.
  • Provides toolsets to assist in applying the principles of the EEB toolkit at a practical level.

 “The Energy Efficiency in Buildings toolkit will help you set up the monitoring systems that are essential to support any energy reduction measures”
Eddy Van Eenoo, Global Sustainability EEB Project Manager, SGS


“The structure outlined in this toolkit can assist you in preparing an ISO50001 compliant energy management system”
Roland Ullmann, Director of Industry Affairs, Siemens


“This Toolkit provides you with a variety of corporate approaches towards achieving energy efficient building portfolios, which assist you in developing the approach that best fits your organization”
Jennifer Clark, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Green and Corporate Community Investment


The EEB Toolkit is free to use, and available online.


There is an opportunity to feature your company as a case study in the WBCSD EEB Toolkit, please get in touch to find out more.


Access the toolkit at: www.eeb-toolkit.com


Contact for more information: eeb@wbcsd.org


In 2013, the WBCSD launched the second phase of its Energy Efficiency in Buildings project (EEB 2.0).
EEB 2.0 is about action:

  • how business is taking action in their own buildings (using the EEB Manifesto to guide action and the EEB Toolkit to deliver action) and,
  • how business is leading action to develop local action plans to overcome market barriers around four core topics (skills, awareness, policy, and finance).

Read more about the EEB2.0 project.


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