Current projections indicate that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Buildings form the fabric of these rapidly growing urban landscapes. Sustainable development objectives can only be met if we increase the energy and resource efficiency of our buildings, aligning economic, social, and environmental objectives.
The UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative aims to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. This goal is achievable; however, the scale and pace of current actions around the world are insufficient to transform buildings into engines of the sustainable, energy efficient economy.
Government policies can accelerate the rate of growth in energy efficiency in buildings.
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