The global building floor area is expected to double by 2060. Buildings and construction are therefore essential sectors to fight climate change and reach development objectives. Already today, the construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 40% of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and consumes 36% of the global final energy.
The Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) aims to significantly transform the building sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction. PEEB combines financing for energy efficiency in large-scale projects with technical assistance through policy advice and expertise for building sector professionals.
PEEB is catalysed by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC). The Programme supports the implementation of the GABC roadmap “Towards low GHG and resilient buildings” and its goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C and moving towards the 1.5°C limit.
PEEB was initiated by the governments of France and Germany at COP22, and combines the expertise of its implementing agencies Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie (ADEME). PEEB is working with its first five partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam.
- Transform the buildings sector by promoting sustainable building design and construction.
- Lower the energy demand in buildings in a cost-effective manner and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum level
- Leverage untapped social, ecological and economic benefits
THE REASONS TO ACT
Transforming the building sector is essential to fight climate change. The global building floor area is expected to double by 2060. Most new buildings are being constructed in warmer and tropical climates with a high need for cooling. The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 40% of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (GlobalABC 2018) and consumes 36% of the global final energy (IEA 2017). A rapid decarbonisation of the building sector is therefore needed to reach the 2 degree target set out in the Paris Agreement.
Better and more energy-efficient buildings help to reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions and can even save money. They are also often more comfortable and healthy for its inhabitants.
Still, energy-efficient buildings are not the standard in most countries. Architects and engineers lack information about technologies and building design, and banks and investors are reluctant to invest. Rapid market transformation needs a redirection of investments towards energy-efficient buildings. Policies and building norms, as well as ambitious and actionable NDCs, are needed that reward energy-efficient design and send a strong signal to all players.
PEEB combines financing for energy efficiency in large-scale projects with technical assistance through policy advice and expertise for building sector professionals.
PEEB supports partner countries to improve their policies and standards.
- Regulations and standards for sustainable buildings
- Ambitious NDCs and implementation road maps
- MRV systems for the building sector
- Inter-institutional cooperation
PEEB fosters expertise among professionals in the private and public sector.
- Planning of new buildings from design to construction and operation
- Sustainable building materials, digital tools, efficent appliances and sustainable energy supply
- Financing options and business models
PEEB mobilises innovative financing solutions for large building projects.
- Feasibility studies and support with project development
- Funding for energy efficiency in construction and renovation projects
- Mobilising innovative climate financing from international and national resources