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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Energy efficiency in buildings : business realities and opportunities /
Publisher World Business Council for Sustainable Development,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 259094401
ISBN 9783940388261; 3940388262
Subjects Buildings--Energy conservation--Costs. ; Architecture and energy conservation--Costs. ; Sustainable architecture--Costs. ; Buildings--Environmental aspects--Costs.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAR  TJ163.5.B84E537 2008 Green Build Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/30/2008 DISPERSAL
Edition Full report
Collation [84] p. : digital file, PDF
Title from title screen (viewed on August 24, 2007). "July 2008."
Contents Notes
EEB Core Group -- Summary -- Introduction -- Our vision for urgent action -- The vision -- Urgent action is necessary -- Development, equity and lifestyles -- business risks and opportunities -- A complex sector -- Buildings and segmentation -- Energy use and sources -- Drivers of energy use in buildings -- Accelerating urbanization -- market dynamics -- Barriers revealed by perception research -- Attitudinal segments -- Professionals' sustainable building knowledge -- Awareness and involvement -- Barriers to progress -- Levers to achieve change -- Introduction -- Policy and regulation -- A holistic approach -- Master planning -- Life-cycle considerations -- Integrated building design -- Components of energy efficiency -- Financial information and mechanisms -- Real estate as an investment class -- Value of "green" buildings -- Energy cost significance -- The cost of achieving energy efficiency -- Energy cost information and analysis -- New business models and financial instruments -- Behavior -- Influences on energy behavior -- Buying energy efficient equipment -- Using energy -- Behavioral barriers to energy savings -- Key issues -- Conclusions and next steps. 14 companies headquartered in 9 countries have studied and synthesized an exceptional data set reflecting more than 100 billion square meters of building floor space and two-thirds of world energy demand. The result is a significantly more detailed view of the current state of energy demand in the building sector than has previously been compiled. Importantly, it concludes that all participants can immediately drive down world energy demand and reduce carbon emissions using technologies and knowledge available today.