26.08.2015

Combining Building Efficiency and District Energy for More Sustainable Cities

Join us for an exclusive webinar 1 September 2015 to learn how to accelerate sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient cities by tackling building efficiency and district energy systems.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), welcome you to an exclusive webinar on two inter-related areas of energy efficiency opportunity of particular importance to cities: buildings and district energy systems.

Energy efficiency is touted as a “low-hanging fruit” for cities to take hold of, in order to lower overall carbon emissions and achieve other economic and social benefits of sustainable development. Indeed, energy efficiency opportunities are well understood and implemented in a variety of settings worldwide. And yet, energy efficiency as a strategy is still underutilized. In recognition of these underutilized opportunities, the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, established under the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL), works to accelerate energy efficiency. It partners with national and subnational governments through six public-private Accelerator initiatives: appliances and equipment, buildings, district energy systems, lighting, industry, and vehicle fuel economy.

This webinar, "Combining Building Efficiency and District Energy for More Sustainable Cities”, will provide an introduction to the connections between buildings and district energy in developing sustainable, low carbon, and resilient cities. It will also describe the activities of the Accelerator Platform and its approach to working with local governments to improve the efficiency of buildings and district energy systems in their communities. ICLEI members and other local governments are invited to learn about this initiative, the actions of SE4ALL partner cities, and explore the potential benefits of their own involvement in the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the District Energy Accelerator.

Local governments are invited to learn about this initiative, the actions of current partner cities, and to explore the potential benefits of their own involvement in the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the District Energy in Cities Initiative.

The webinars are open to all interested cities and towns, free of charge, featuring multi-stakeholder panelists from ICLEI, UNEP, Euroheat and Power, City of Warsaw and Empower. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on accessing the webinar. Recordings will be made available on this webpage after the events.


 
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