Horizon - we are not alone

bigee.net is not the only resource when it comes to energy efficiency in buildings.
There are some great platforms we would like to point out to you:

The Building Energy Efficiency Policies database (BEEP)

BEEP (Building Energy Efficiency Policies) database is the global one stop-shop for Building Energy Efficiency Policies from all over the world. It provides information on building energy codes, labelling schemes and incentive schemes in 34 countries.

CLASP’s Global S&L Database

CLASP’s Global Standards & Labeling (S&L) Database is an online resource that allows policy makers and S&L practitioners to compare policies and regulations across countries and by product; to explore specific information about those policies; and to view and understand the legislative framework and history of S&L by country and economic region.

Green Cooling Initiative (GCI)

GCI promotes and motivates the use and development of sustainable cooling appliances, taking into consideration their increasing need for use in developing countries and emerging economies. It also creates networking conditions for existing and potential stakeholders and contributes with comprehensive information on a country by country level. GCI is also a partner organisation of United 4 Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Policy Database of the IEA

The IEA Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to improve energy efficiency. The database further supports the IEA G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action mandate to “share best practice between participating governments”, and the agreement by IEA Energy Ministers in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and close policy gaps.

Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures Database of the World Energy Council

This database describes energy efficiency policies and measures carried out throughout the world. About 90 countries are covered, a survey was conducted out in about 50 countries and a literature review for the remaining countries.

Passive House Insitute

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept - the world only performance-based energy standard in construction.

reegle - Clean Energy Info Portal

reegle acts as a unique clean energy information portal, targeting specific stakeholders including governments, project developers, businesses, financiers, NGOs, academia, international organizations and civil society. Alongside comprehensive country energy profiles, energy statistics and a directory of relevant stakeholders it also offers the clean energy search and an extensive glossary. There is also an insightful clean energy blog with interesting and up-to-date background information.

Sustainable energy for All (SE4ALL)

The SE4All project addresses 2030 global energy targets by engaging governments, private sectors and the civil society in collaborative partnerships for facilitating access to modern energy, for improving energy efficiency on a global scale and also for globally increasing the share of renewables. SE4All supports both global and country level actions to reach energy targets.

Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD)

SEAD is an online informative tool supported by Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). The main purpose of this voluntary initiative is to motivate and drive the development, acquisition, and use of energy-efficient products. All 17 SEAD participating governments are collaboratively working on elaborating and implementing policies, and other relevant measures to ensure energy saving through energy-efficient appliances and equipment.


UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address environmental and energy challenges at global, national and community levels, by seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through projects that help people in developing countries build sustainable livelihoods.


The UNEP-SBCI is a partnership of major public and private sector stakeholders in the building sector, working to promote sustainable building policies and practices worldwide.

United 4 Efficiency (U4E)

United 4 Efficiency is a global initiative developed under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that supports the energy transition of developing countries and emerging economies by shifting their markets towards energy-efficient products. Basing on the success of en.lighten initiative, United 4 Efficiency works as an informative web-source to assist the development and implementation of policies, strategies and projects for future sustainable economies. It constitutes a platform for all key stakeholders in the field of product efficiency. bigEE is a partner of the initiative.


The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. It also hosts an ongoing project on energy efficiency in buildings.