BEA Breakfast at COP22

BEA partners and municipalities gather during COP22 at the BEA Breakfast. Photo by WorldGBC.

Over 30 BEA partners and municipalities gathered at a breakfast in Marrakech, Morocco during COP22. BEA municipalities Iskandar (Malaysia), Dubai (UAE) and Warsaw (Poland) presented their latest building efficiency activities, highlighting strong partnerships with their local Green Building Councils. BEA partners Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Foundation and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) spoke about linking energy efficiency and financing options for cities.

Targeting Customers’ Needs to Improve Building Efficiency in Milwaukee

The city of Milwaukee in the United States is improving energy efficiency in buildings by focusing policies and programs on individual sectors to meet their unique needs. Photo by Anne Helmond/Flickr.

For some building owners, renovations—including retrofitting heating, cooling, and lighting systems—can be a way to attract tenants. For homeowners, improving insulation can make for more comfortable as well as energy efficient homes. For industry, more efficient equipment means expanding production lines while saving money. After many years of learning, the city of Milwaukee in the United States has developed a comprehensive suite of building efficiency programs that benefit the general public while meeting the needs and motivations of each of these individual sectors.

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