Develop and adopt consistent metrics that facilitate monitoring, verifying and reporting emission reductions.

Global adoption of consistent energy performance standards and metrics across building types and at the city level will increase transparency, facilitate public and private investment in energy efficiency, and support the development of baselines and benchmarks. Once established, measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) building emission reductions can then assist in ensuring efficient buildings are part of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and will facilitate access to market-based mechanisms like the Clean Development Mechanism – which as currently designed, largely excludes end-use efficiency projects.