World Bank Releasing Guide to Implement Urban Energy Efficiency Measures

Building Energy Efficient Cities: New Guidance Notes for Mayors

The World Bank, December 8, 2014

Harnessing the “hidden fuel” of energy efficiency offers many opportunities to help rapidly growing cities achieve energy security, energy savings, and reduce costs and emissions. To tap this potential, the World Bank is releasing a new series of guidance notes to help city leaders integrate energy efficiency options into their planning, as well as design and implement successful programs.

“Because of the critical role cities play in economic growth, urban energy efficiency measures and planning can help put national economies on a path toward green growth, with many subsequent economic, health, and environmental benefits,” said Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director of the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice.

The notes, developed by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), focus on six key topics: procurement, financing, buildings, transport, assessments, and urban planning.

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