Low carbon building technologies

Alternate Term Label:
Low carbon building materials

Field investigation of biogenic corrosion of mortar specimens at North Head Wastewater Treatment Plant

This report outlines the results if a three-year study into biogenic corrosion of mortar in an aggressive environment. While concrete is one of the most widely used materials in the transportation and treatment of sewage, it is subject to rapid decay under in a sewage...
Journal article

Durability performance of concrete structures built with low carbon construction materials

Here, the authors demonstrate the feasibility of industrial application of low carbon supplementary cementitious materials (i.e. geopolymer concrete) by investigating the durability performance of eight years aged reinforced geopolymer concrete structure exposed to ambient environment. The corrosion performance of reinforcement bar in concrete and permeability...

RP3015: Learning for Low Carbon Living: the Building Quality Passport - mobile learning for Australian built environment trades and professionals

This final report supports the completion of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL) Research Project (RP) 3015: Increasing knowledge and motivating collaborative action on Low Carbon Living through team-based and game-based mobile learning (2014-2018). The project aims to address a challenge...

A guide for incorporating buildings actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios due to rapid urbanisation and the doubling of the built...

Study on mapping energy efficiency standards in buildings in the UNECE region

The use of energy in buildings represents a large share of the total end use of energy. In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, buildings are responsible for approximately one third of total energy consumption and account for almost 40 percent of...
Draft report

Mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings in the UNECE region (draft report)

In a prior study entitled “Mapping of Existing Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies in Buildings in the UNECE Region”, the UN Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) and the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) commissioned a comparative study on building standards in the UNECE...

Mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings in the UNECE region (presentation)

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings, including gap analysis and recommendations for their use in the region is held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and...
Briefing paper

High energy performing buildings: Support for innovation and market uptake under Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency

The EU building sector needs to develop and deploy more innovative solutions in order to enhance the building stock’s energy efficiency and help meet energy and climate policy targets. The European Union is therefore supporting projects that address design and construction processes as well as...

Good practice and success stories on energy efficiency in India

The growing per capita income in India is expected to increase the demand for various energy-consuming products and services among Indian households. Enhancing energy efficiency remains one of the cheapest options to “produce” energy in India, as the efficiency of many energy systems has a...

Good practice and success stories on energy efficiency in China

China has made energy conservation and energy efficiency one of its top priorities as a means of guiding its economic and social development. In the past three decades, while China’s economy increased eighteen‑fold, energy consumption increased only five‑fold. The energy intensity of China’s GDP declined...