TMG-C40 Report

Urban Efficiency II
Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency

February 2017

Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency 
builds on research in the successful predecessor "Urban Efficiency" Report and captures seven
new detailed city case studies from C40 member cities. It is primarily targeted at city-level policy
makers and decision makers across the world. The report increases the resource and evidence
base available to support cities understanding of the characteristics and impact of innovative city
programmes emerging across C40 cities, that advance operational energy efficiency and retrofitting
in existing, privately owned buildings.

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Forewords, Contributions and acknowledgements
1. Objectives and methods
2. Key findings and overall analysis
3. Case studies  
Case 1: Boston Renew Boston Trust Commercial

Case 2: Chicago Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

Case 3: London Business Energy Challenge

Case 4: Mexico City Sustainable Buildings Certification Program

Case 5: Seoul Building Retrofit Program Loan Scheme

Case 6: Shenzhen International Low Carbon City

Case 7: Tokyo Carbon Reduction Reporting Program
4. Conclusions

Urban Efficiency
A Global Survey of Building Energy Efficiency Policies in Cities

November 2014(Updated May 2015)

Urban Efficiency: A Global Survey of Building Energy Efficiency Policies in Cities is a resource for
city officials around the world as they design new policies for building energy efficiency, or review
existing ones. It aims to capture the range of different policies being implemented in cities, and is
an initial attempt to reduce the current evidence gap regarding city-level activity in this field.
It also provides detailed information on the necessary conditions, opportunities and potential
challenges when introducing and implementing such initiatives, and analyses what approaches have
been successful in which context and why.

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Table of Contents Case_Studies Policy map - City-led programmes

Foreword from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group     
Foreword from Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Executive Summary 
1. A macro view of city-level policies   
2. Objectives and methodology   
3. Policy maps and global trends   
4. Experiences from frontrunner cities 
5. Conclusions  


1. List of web-based databases on energy efficiency policies and/or action worldwide

 2. Policy map -City-led programmes 
 3. Questionnaire sent to cities for case studies 
 4. Metrics for accounting for multiple benefits of building energy efficiency
 5. List of cities pictured on the cover and contents page

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