Green building and energy efficiency standards
Green building practices and energy efficiency standards improve building performance that reduce solar gains, energy consumption, and urban heat islands.
Establish voluntary green building or energy efficiency performance standards, which establish a baseline that can be leveraged through more stringent mandates or public pressure at a later time.
Considerations for Use
Resources associated with ratings and certifications can provide upgrade recommendations that are applicable to all buildings not only participating buildings.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:CommitmentGovernments set ambitious goals or targets to guide prioritization and investment.
Trigger Points:Preparatory measures (actions to establish authority to act)Actions to establish/ensure the authority to act when appropriate trigger-points occur.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Target Beneficiaries:Property owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number and scores or levels of certification for buildings that receive ratings
Intervention Scale:City, Nation, Region, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, National government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Private developers
Funding Sources:Private investment, Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Increase property values, Save on utilities