Low carbon building technologies

Low carbon building materials
This Collection supports policymakers and practitioners to design better solutions for buildings, cities and people. Low carbon living is about finding ways to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. This Collection was supported by the CRC for Low Carbon Living - a national research...

London: a just transition city

This report, the result of a unique project between IPPR and London Citizens, sets out the results of an extensive listening campaign on the priorities for the next Mayor of London. It charts how action on the climate crisis could help the capital to ‘build...
Systematic review

International best practice on financing models for low carbon/energy efficient buildings

The objective of this review is to find evidence on international best practices on financing models for energy efficiency investments in buildings.

Sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere

The World Green Building Council has released this strategy to tackle the climate emergency, health and wellbeing, and resource efficiency issues in the built environment.
Position paper

Green Star in focus: the case for sustainable industrial buildings

Industrial buildings, such as warehouses and cold-store facilities, play a key logistical role in the smooth running of national and regional economies. It’s vital that these assets are future-proofed for the impacts of a changing climate and a low carbon economy.

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...

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)

This guide is designed to address the need for further extending the scope and ambition of building sector actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the opportunities for aligning with commitments made by non-party actors, and the renewed support for successively increasing ambition and implementing actions...

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...