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Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Buildings account for approximately 40 percent of final energy used globally. Of this, approximately 90 percent is the energy used during their lifespan from operation, maintenance and renovation, and only 10 percent accounts for materials manufacturing, transportation, the actual construction and dismantling.

By working collaboratively with others in the construction industry to make buildings more energy efficient, we can contribute significantly to a reduction in global energy use. Toward this end, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) member companies are working collectively, through the WBCSD’s Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. The EEB's vision is for a future in which buildings use zero net energy, and the project's mandate is to develop a roadmap that outlines, from a business perspective, the critical steps needed to transform buildings' energy consumption.