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East Asia Building Efficiency Forum and Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Regional Launch

On March 22, the Building Efficiency Accelerator will launch its East Asia activities. Speakers from government, non-profit and the private sectors will showcase the building efficiency work of cities in China, Malaysia and Mongolia.

Next week, Beijing will host China’s largest annual green building conference, the Thirteenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo.  By 2025, China aims to move 250 million people into cities while also meeting government targets for building energy use and related carbon pollution. IFC estimates the investment potential in construction of new green buildings in China is US $12.9 trillion by 2030.

At a side event on March 22, the Building Efficiency Accelerator will launch its East Asia activities. Speakers from government, non-profit and the private sectors will showcase the building efficiency work of cities in China, Malaysia and Mongolia.

Cities will share experiences and best practices in promoting building sector energy efficiency, followed by an interactive session to map views on building efficiency topics across stakeholders.

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programs around the world. One of six energy efficiency accelerators within the Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL) Initiative, the Building Efficiency Accelerator assists sub-national governments in speeding up the adoption of best-practice policies and implementation of building efficiency projects.

Speakers

Qin Mao, Low Carbon Management and Development Center of Shanghai Changning District, China

Erkhembayar Battulga, Director,Ulaanbaatar Environmental Department, Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia

Maimunah Jaffar, Head of Planning and Compliance, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia

Jian Huang, Board Member, Suzhou Taihu New City; Vice General Manager, Suzhou Beijing Construction, Suzhou Taihu New City, China

Teng Sha, Wuxi City High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, China

Kevin Mo, Director, Paulson Institute

Mark Ginsberg, Senior Fellow, US Green Building Council

Bin Hao, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research

Nanqing Jiang, National Officer, China Office, UN Environment Programme

Jane Henley, Operations Manager, Green Building at International Finance Corporation

Anliang Li, China Association of Building Energy Efficiency

Shu Zhu, Director and China Representative, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat

Debbie Weyl, Manager of Building Efficiency Initiative, World Resources Institute, @dkweyl

Hong Miao, China Energy Program Lead, World Resources Institute

Clay Nesler, Vice President of Global Energy & Sustainability, Johnson Controls

Julie Yang, Program Officer, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat

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