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State Of Play of Sustainable Building In France 2012

The building sector is France›s largest consumer of energy, and is estimated to account for more than 40 per cent of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. As indicated in this report, energy consumption from the building sector has increased by 30 per cent over the past 30 years due in large measure to an increase in new construction. Recognizing that such a trend is unsustainable, key public and private stakeholders are making significant strides towards enacting policies and adopting better practices to create a more energy and resource-efficient building sector for France.

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Practical Guidelines for Sustainable Reconstruction

In post-disaster settings, the urgency and scale of the need for shelter poses a tremendous challenge. These practical guidelines provide guidance regarding the key aspects of sustainable reconstruction.

The guidelines focus mainly on the reconstruction phase, in particular on permanent housing. Yet, the manual can be applied in some aspects also to the early recovery phase and the provision of transitional shelter. The manual takes into account, also, risk-reduction measurement in order to prepare for any upcoming disaster.

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Guidelines on Education Policy for Sustainable Built Environments -2010

The Guidelines for Education Policy for Sustainable Built Environments provide a synthesis of sustainability education for key stakeholders in the built environment. They set out a suite of policy priorities, learning aims, strategies and case-study curricula that can provide a basis for education and capacity building supporting design, construction and management of sustainable buildings and settlements.


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Common Carbon Metric -Protocol for Measuring Energy Use and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Building Operations- Version for pilot testing- 2010

Proposal to provide globally applicable common metrics for measuring and reporting the energy use in and GHG emissions from existing building operations to support international, regional, national, and local policy development and industry initiatives.

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Buildings and Climate Change: a Summary for Decision-Makers- 2009

If governments exclude the building sector from their emission targets and fail to encourage more energy-efficient and low-carbon buildings they will not only lock countries into the disadvantages of poor performing buildings for decades, but the will fail to meet emission reduction targets. This summary highlights the potential of more efficient buildings in addressing climate change.

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Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in Mexico - 2009


This report accompanies the Buildings and Climate Change- Summary for Decision Makers. UNEP-SBCI has commissioned the compilation of regional reports that quantify the influence of buildings on climate change in selected regions. This report represents the first comprehensive description of the factors that determine the present and future impacts of residential and commercial buildings in México on climate change.



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The ‘State of Play’ of Sustainable Buildings in India- 2010


India has one of the fastest growing construction sectors in the world. This rapid growth presents opportunities for improving the living conditions and livelihoods of millions of people, but the environmental pressures of increased demand for resources coupled with a rapidly changing climate must be addressed. This report provides representative examples of the range of sustainable building activity in India. The report explains the state of sustainable buildings and construction in India including best practices, successes, barriers and recommendations for further implementation towards mitigation of climate change impacts and a transition to more sustainable built environments.

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Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in South Africa- 2009


This report accompanies the Buildings and Climate Change- Summary for Decision Makers. UNEP-SBCI has commissioned the compilation of regional reports that quantify the influence of buildings on climate change in selected regions. This South African report has been undertaken in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).



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