Energy savings thanks to an energy efficient, low-carbon pathway in buildings

On 23 November 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report togetherwith the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) entitled “Building Energy Performance Metrics”.

This report provides an overview of the state of energy performance in buildings.  Furthermore, it highlights how an energy efficient, low-carbon pathway can save more than 50 exajoules of energy annually around the world. In order to put this into perpective, the authors  suggest that these savings are equivalent to the current combined building energy use of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States.  In addition, the report finds that the 17 countries in the Major Economies Forum (MEF) alone could account for about three-quarters of the identified energy savings potential between 2015 and 2050. It also notes that realising the energy savings potential in buildings would deliver a range of benefits including lower electricity and fuel costs for businesses and households, greater reliability in meeting energy demand without costly disruptions and reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants that pose a threat to human health.

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