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Planning energy efficient and livable cities : energy efficient cities (English)

The world's urban population is expected to increase by about 2.7 billion by 2050. Virtually all of the increased population will be in developing countries, leading to massive needs for new and improved housing and urban infrastructures (UNDESA 2012). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93678 NOV 01, 2014

Salat, Serge; Chen, Mansha; Liu, Feng Disclosed

City energy efficiency assessments (English)

For cities that want to take concrete actions on improving energy efficiency, it is essential to understand what, where, and how big the potential energy-saving opportunities are, what measures are needed to capture the savings and at what costs, what the implementation constraints are, and how priorities should be set given local capacity and resources. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93677 OCT 01, 2014

Liu, Feng; Hammer, Stephen Disclosed

Toward sustainable and energy efficient urban transport (English)

Many cities of developing countries are experiencing rapid growth of motorized transportation. This is leading to severe congestion, which, in turn, is reducing productivity. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93676 SEP 01, 2014

Agarwal, Om Prakash Disclosed

Improving energy efficiency in buildings (English)

About one-third of global energy is consumed in residential, public, and commercial buildings (collectively referred to as buildings), where it is used for space heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, cooking, water heating, refrigerating, and operating electric and mechanical devices. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93675 AUG 01, 2014

Liu, Feng Disclosed

Financing municipal energy efficiency projects (English)

Improving the energy efficiency (EE) of municipally owned buildings, such as schools and hospitals, and municipal infrastructure, such as public lighting, water supply, and district heating, offers budgetary savings on energy bills and a wide range of environmental and socioeconomic benefits. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 93674 JUL 01, 2014

Limaye, Dilip; Derbyshire, William Disclosed

Driving energy efficiency markets through municipal procurement (English)

This guidance note outlines the opportunities and barriers to adopting these procurement strategies, provides global lessons and examples, and offers step-by-step guidance on how cities can get started with energy efficient purchasing policies. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 89387 JUN 01, 2014

Singh, Jasneet Disclosed