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Several free webinars related to the Building Efficiency Accelerator are now online.

USGBC is a member of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a program under the U.N.’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative.  The BEA includes over 30 stakeholders from the private, multilateral and nonprofit sectors committed to working with cities around the world on building efficiency efforts. The Accelerator is managed by the World Resources Institute (WRI). 

Under the Accelerator, partners are collaborating to deliver resources to member jurisdictions pursuing energy efficiency measures. Work areas covered by the BEA include building energy codes, above-code certifications, retrofitting, public procurement, finance, tracking progress and city assessments and action prioritization. 

Among the resources being created are webinars showing best practices, highlighting tools and showcasing examples across the work streams of the BEA. Several webinars have already taken place and can be viewed online. All webinars related to the Accelerator will be recorded and added to that page, so be sure to continue to visit the page to see the latest information on advancing building efficiency from groups such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Johnson Controls, International Finance Corporation, the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

We are proud to be working with Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency to offer the next scheduled webinar:

What: "Considering Above-Code Certification Policies for Your City"

When: Wednesday, June 15, 9:30–11:00 a.m. ET.

This webinar will focus on the benefits above-code certification systems provide to cities, owners and occupants. Information on successful policies, such as leadership by example and incentives, will be highlighted. The presentations will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer session. 


  • Timothy Clifford Farrell: Senior Adviser, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
  • Debbie Weyl: Manager of Building Efficiency, the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Jonathan Laski: Director, Global Projects and Partnerships, World Green Building Council
  • Liz Beardsley: Senior Policy Counsel, USGBC
  • Bill Updike: Chief, Green Building and Climate Branch, Department of Energy and Environment
  • Maira Macedo: Coordinator, Institutional and Government Relations for GBC Brasil

Sign up for the June 15 webinar