CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-58) Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Transforming the Market
This report from the WBCSD examines the current state of energy use in buildings worldwide, and attempts to find ways that we can meet the 77% reduction in our carbon footprint by 2050. Based on extensive research conducted over the past four years, the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project has developed recommendations and an actionable roadmap to transform the building sector. Detailed analysis shows there is a path to achieving the necessary reductions and that, by 2050, energy savings in buildings can equal the total energy consumed in today’s transportation. It is clear that financial, behavioral and knowledge barriers must be overcome for individuals, governments and businesses to aggressively adopt energy saving options. It is also clear that delaying action will only increase the ultimate CO2 emissions reductions and associated costs needed for climate stability.