Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities)

BEST-Cities is designed to provide city authorities with strategies they can follow to reduce city-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions. The tool quickly assesses local energy use and energy-related CO2 and CHemissions across nine sectors (i.e., industry, public and commercial buildings, residential buildings, transportation, power and heat, street lighting, water & wastewater, solid waste, and urban green space), giving officials a comprehensive perspective on their local carbon performance. Cities can also use the tool to benchmark their energy and emissions performance to other cities inside and outside China, and identify those sectors with the greatest energy saving and emissions reduction potential.

For more information, please visit china.lbl.gov/best-cities.

 

Purpose: 

Provide city authorities with more than 70 strategies they can follow to reduce city-wide carbon dioxide emissions based on a quick assessment of a city's local energy use and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions across nine sectors.

Audience: 

City policy makers, city planners, city managers, research institutes

Developer(s): 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Languages: 

English
Chinese