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CUBE 2020: Addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings

10 Jul 2019

Large companies are looking to equip themselves with a bottom-up approach to foster environmental performance in buildings to complement the top-down policies available in their significant portfolios (certifications, ISO 50001, facility management progress plans, etc.). Having noticed this market need, a contest – CUBE 2020, was created in 2013 by the French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB), alongside global companies, asset managers and public authorities. Since then, many large organisations have used CUBE 2020 as a tool to create internal momentum towards this coveted efficiency. 

Accelerating the deployment of practical, cost-effective and scalable energy saving solutions through the G20 Task Group - TOPTENs

01 Jul 2019

“We hope that the Top Ten Energy Efficiency Best Available Technologies and Best Practices Task Group (TOP TENs) could be developed as a flagship energy efficiency cooperation under the framework of G20, and also become visible beyond G20 economies.” This was stated by Mr. Penggao Zhao, the Deputy Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, while releasing the second round of international Best Available Technologies (BAT) and Best Practices (BP) list of the TOP TENs at the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology on 12 June, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.  

Inefficiency has a heavy price: the case of Colombia

28 Jun 2019

Colombia has been striving towards developing sustainable, long-term and more robust domestic energy efficiency programme/s. The following sequence of events shows significant progress in the right direction, but the country recognises that there is a long way ahead in its journey towards maximising its energy efficiency potential. 

South Africa launches its first Green Transport Strategy!

27 Jun 2019

The transport sector is the most rapidly growing source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in the country, and the second most significant source of GHG emissions. Continued growth within the transport sector, is likely to have an increasing impact on biodiversity, air quality, land resources and water quality. Especially in urban centres, transport is a major contributor to air pollution and emissions that include nitrous oxides and particulates, which contribute to the brown haze seen in many of South Africa’s major cities.