The GBPN’s goal is to contribute to the building sector achieving its full energy savings and CO2 mitigation potential of more than 2.1 Gt by 2030.
The GBPN was founded in 2010 with the mandate to advance knowledge and expertise globally on building energy performance and the structure to achieve it. It is coordinated by a global centre based in Paris, and is represented regionally with an office in Beijing, and partner organisations in Brussels, Washington D.C. and Delhi helping achieve the transformational changes required in the building sector to tackle climate change while promoting economic and social wellbeing.
The GBPN website has links to databases, tools and best practice information, including:
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