The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programmes.
Global building energy demand can be reduced by one-third by 2050 if known energy efficiency best-practices are implemented on a large scale across regions. The major barriers to efficient buildings are institutional and behavioral rather than technical or financial. The BEA aims to break down these barriers by increasing global and cross-sector collaboration.
The BEA global partnership is designed to complement existing networks of cities by facilitating access to global expertise in building efficiency topics and providing a venue for engagement with private sector partners. The BEA process of engagement in a city includes guidance and technical advice to:
- Assess and prioritise locally-appropriate building efficiency policies and actions
- Implement actions, matching city needs with available expertise, technical resources and tools
- Track action and documenting progress, and share lessons learned
- Increase ambition for improving the overall efficiency of the building stock
The BEA engages with cities based on the needs of the city and the activities that the partnership can provide in each location. Cities will prioritise policies and activities, and the partnership will connect them to technical resources and engagement opportunities around those priorities.