Call for Expressions of InterestEnergy-Efficient Buildings

Energy-Efficient Building

Buildings are particularly relevant to reduce GHG emissions as the energy performance of a new building is ‘locked-in’ for several decades. Korea government set the target to reduce GHG emissions by 64.5Mtoe (32.7%) in the building sector by 2030. In order to achieve this, the Zero Energy Building Certification System was introduced in 2020 for public buildings with a gross floor area of over 3,000 square meters and it will be expanded to residential and commercial buildings in 2025. Actions intended to help reducing building related GHG emissions in new and old buildings may include:

  • Strengthening skills and know-how in the construction industry about energy-efficient solutions
  • Improving the energy efficiency of new and old buildings
  • Reducing GHG emissions caused by buildings
  • Fostering behavioral change conducive to energy-savings in buildings

Selected Actions

  • Title

    Joint Research Project on Barcelona metropolitan area’s Policy Framework & Best Practices for Energy-Efficient Buildings

  • Partners

    CityNet, Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

  • Objectives of the

    - To contribute to the GHG reduction through improvement of building energy efficiency practice and policy in Korean cities and metropolises
    - To research best practices of building energy efficiency of the European cities (Barcelona metropolitan area) that Korean cities can benchmark
    - To promote further cooperation between Korean and European cities

  • Target group(s)

    Korean cities that are members of CityNet with interest in promoting energy-efficient and net-zero energy buildings in line with governmental targets.

  • Expected outputs

    Publication/ final report outlining the specific building energy efficiency case studies and relevant policy frameworks of the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), which will be distributed through multiple online platforms. including Urban SDG Knowledge PlatformPotential for future city-to-city (C2C) cooperation by making the final report available to the target group as well as other Korean and Asia-Pacific cities through abovementioned online platforms

  • Summary of main activities

    - Pre-research to identify the needs of target Korean cities, and to align them with the relevant policy
       frameworks and best practices of the AMB that would be explored during the study visit
    - Study visit in AMB to visit and document best practices for building energy efficiency
    - Publication and dissemination of final report