An Introduction to the SE4ALL Building Efficiency Accelerator

Recorded on June 23rd, 2015, this webinar was the first of a series hosted by ICLEI and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to raise awareness among ICLEI Members of your potential to double the global rate of energy efficiency improvements in the building sector by 2030 under the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform initiative.


By watching this webinar you can:

  • Explore how the BEA initiative and its multi-stakeholder expert group can accelerate energy efficient building practices and policy in your jurisdictions
  • Learn from first-hand accounts of current on the ground actions from Building Efficiency Accelerator partner cities
  • Engage your local government’s potential to accelerate energy efficient building commitments and actions through the BEA, in the run-up to COP21 and beyond

    Facilitated by Angie Fyfe, ICLEI’s Director of Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the webinar’s presentations include:

  • Introduction to the Building Efficiency Accelerator – Jennifer Layke,  Director, Building Efficiency Initiative – World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Milwaukee’s Building Efficiency Activities – Erick Shambarger, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability – City of Milwaukee, USA
  • Mexico City’s Building Efficiency Activities – Oscar Vázquez Martínez, Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Laboratories (EEB 2.0 Labs) and COP21 Buildings Day – Bill Sisson, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)/ United Technologies

    For further information, you can familiarize yourself with a brief introduction to the Building Efficiency Accelerator, as well as the latest BEA activities here.


    To discuss this initiative or to join as a partner, contact:
    World Resources Institute, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
    Jennifer Layke, Director, Building Efficiency Initiative,
    Eric Mackres, Manager, Building Efficiency Initiative,
    ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
    Angie Fyfe, Director of Efficiency & Renewable Energy,
    Lucy Price, Junior Project Officer, Low Carbon Team,

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