Efficient buildings are solutions for cities of the future: productive, competitive, and resilient. With smart action and policies on building efficiency, cities can mitigate local air pollution and climate change emissions, improve multiple urban systems (water, waste, energy, transport), and reduce costs for cities, residents, and businesses.
WRI supports cities to move urban real estate markets in emerging economies toward high-performance buildings. We work with cities, national governments, and the private sector to identify a path forward from existing policy and market status. We bring together stakeholders and technical expert resources to build a vision for the city, create local capacity and implement practical actions. WRI is the coordinating partner of the SEforAll Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a partnership between over 30 businesses, NGOs and multilaterals assisting 30 subnational governments to improve their buildings.