Interesting project with backing from some large corporations, including United Technology Corporation and Dupont. For my fellow IBMer’s, IBM is a new member of the WBCSD, but not yet signed up for this initiative. Still, to me this constitutes Innovation that Matters to the World in a very big way. Unfortunately, it is only a study, and the recommendations will be coming out in 3 years. We need them today!
Here’s the first part of the announcement from the web:
Geneva, 5 September, 2006 – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced today that nine more multinationals have joined the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. The EEB will map out the necessary changes to achieve a world in which buildings consume zero net energy. The three year project will identify how to demolish barriers, transform attitudes and change the business climate. It will conclude in 2009 with a call to action to all those involved in buildings and energy use.
“Buildings today represent one-third of the world’s energy demand, and energy consumption is expected to grow by an additional 45 percent by 2025,”…