Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Globally, buildings consume more than one third of total end-use energy and cause a fifth of total greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce energy use in buildings is a climate change imperative, but it is also a sizable business opportunity.

The Energy Efficiency in Buildings project (EEB) was created with the ambition that “Projected energy use in buildings in 2030 can be reduced by 50% using today’s best practices and technologies, through actions that offer favorable economic returns” (WBCSD Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative, LCTPi).

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The EEB project conducted stakeholder workshops (EEB Laboratories) and developed action plans and local action platforms in the following cities:








Kuala Lumpur

Rio de Janeiro

San Francisco




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A Handbook on creating dynamic local markets

This Handbook describes a market-tested, locally-adaptable methodology for collective action to drive energy efficiency in buildings at city, regional or national levels.

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The EEB Toolkit is your guide to making the business case for energy efficiency in your building portfolio

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Liaison Delegate Meeting 2018

16 - 19 April, 2018,
 Montreux, Switzerland

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Council Member Meeting 2018

22 - 25 October, 2018
, Singapore
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Impact on SDGs

Buildings represent one third of final energy use worldwide and over 20% of global man-made Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing energy consumption in buildings through increased energy efficiency will provide a significant contribution to ensuring the rise in global temperatures is limited to under 2°C.


Roland Hunziker

Director, Sustainable Buildings & Cities

Delphine Garin

Manager, Sustainable Buildings