Energy Efficiency

Two new reports lay out suggestions for city leaders and case studies from around the world.
David Hatch March 10, 2017
ANALYSIS | New tools are helping local authorities adopt a ‘systems approach’ to understanding the full scope of their resource use — and to figure out efficiencies.
December 2, 2016

City leaders can take advantage of emerging technologies and an evolving marketplace to sidestep national governments, Arup says. 

October 12, 2016

The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports. 

September 30, 2016

The national government has adopted plans to pursue sustainable urbanization in six secondary cities, the New Times reports. 

September 16, 2016

The Building and Construction Authority will use the rotating lab to test a variety of innovations for the interior and facades of tropical structures.

July 29, 2016
Lesson number one: Unleash public-sector entrepreneurship
Justin Gerdes June 30, 2016
The New Urban Agenda can “drive implementation of the Paris climate agreement”, one official said as the UAE hosted a thematic meeting on energy.
Simone d'Antonio January 29, 2016
Following the Paris climate talks, the Habitat III process this month turns its focus to renewables and efficiency.
Gregory Scruggs January 13, 2016
Buildings are responsible for a third of all greenhouse-gas emissions and are seen as the single easiest and most effective way for cities to make significant climate contributions.
Carey L. Biron December 8, 2015
Seeking investors for ‘transformative’ local climate projects at COP 21.
Alecia D. McKenzie and Christopher Swope December 4, 2015

A concerted effort to switch homes and cities from conventional to LED bulbs could result in dramatic energy savings for India, Quartz reports. 

November 24, 2015

Cities in the Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova are implementing various energy efficiency and design initiatives with EU support, according to UNEP in Europe.


November 23, 2015

A recent study designed to influence upcoming climate talks says investments in renewable energy are recouped through cost savings, Urban Land reports.

November 12, 2015
'Simplify the messaging around energy efficiency', and other lessons from the Australian city.
Brendon Bosworth October 9, 2015

Cities often overlook enhancements to existing buildings such as increased energy efficiency in their pursuit of urban innovation, The City Fix reports.  

August 7, 2015

These energy-efficient cities-in-miniature can include housing, offices and even food production under one roof, Good reports. 

August 3, 2015

 The higher upfront construction costs associated with ”green neighborhoods” are offset by lower operating costs, according to McKinsey.

May 29, 2015

The World Bank says massive upgrades are needed to heating infrastructure in the cities of Bishkek and Tokmok.

March 25, 2015
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