Energy consumed in buildings accounts for almost half of the carbon emissions within C40 cities, of which one-third comes from public buildings. Cities around the world usually have a high degree of control over their municipal buildings, such as City Halls, government offices, hospitals, schools, libraries or museums. This authority provides city officials with a powerful opportunity to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from their municipal buildings.
Moreover, municipal building energy efficiency improvements can serve as a model for private buildings and inspire building owners to take action. This Good Practice Guide focuses on the key elements to successfully deliver building energy efficiency in municipal buildings, leading to better economic, social, and environmental outcomes for cities. The C40 Municipal Building Efficiency Network was established to support C40 cities’ efforts to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they own, lease or manage by facilitating the sharing of good practice and technical expertise.
The purpose of this Good Practice Guide is to summarise the key elements of municipal building efficiency good practices for global dissemination, highlighting the success of C40 cities in planning and delivering building energy efficiency measures.