Energy use in buildings and for building construction represents more than one-third of global final energy consumption and contributes to nearly one-quarter of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions worldwide.
A growing population, as well as rapid growth in purchasing power in emerging economies and developing countries, means that energy demand in buildings could increase by 50% by 2050, while global building floor area is expected to double by 2050, driving energy demand and related GHG emissions for construction.Link to resource Download source
Country / Region: GlobalTags: building types, efficient construction of buildings, emissions, energy, energy demand, final energy, greenhouse gas emissions, power
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Published by: Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC)
Publishing year: 2016
Author: Brian Dean, John Dulac, Ksenia Petrichenko, Peter Graham