The Top 10 Global Cities For Green Buildings

Date :
  • June 2016

This white paper ranks the performance of 10 global cities: Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo (not in particular order) with regards to green buildings performance. Each city was analyzed to assess green building policies and targets, adoption of green building certification and construction projects, and the efficient performance of the city’s built environment. The purpose of the paper is to benchmark and publish the green building performance of these global cities, in order to evaluate global progress towards sustainable development, increase knowledge-sharing, share best practices, and better understand what is best (and what is not) working for cities on the global green building stage.

The methodology used in the assessment and development of this white paper is based on four main categories: City-wide Green Building Landscape; Buildings Efficiency and Performance; Green Building Policies and Targets; and Green City Culture and Environment. 

This white paper aims to address these main questions :

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