This section covers the range of initiatives focussed on buildings. A number of distinct activities can be identified. Some focus on homes, while others focus on other types of buildings. Some focus on new build, whereas others concentrate on refurbishment or change of use. Each construction sector whether residential, health, education,public or commercial is developing numerous initiatives to meet the government carbon targets, frequently specific to function type, but also relevant across sector.
What it does not contain
Broader aspects of generation technologies as well as local, regional and wider-scale generation and storage schemes are covered under generation and storage.
1) Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: A Comparative carbon footprint analysis of on-site construction and an off-site manufacturerd house
2) Zero Carbon Hub: Zero carbon compendium - who's doing what worldwide
This report illustrates how fifteen different countries are demonstrating leadership in low carbon technology, culture, change, policy development and change management. It covers: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, UK andUSA.
3) Zero Carbon Hub / Energy Efficiency task group: Defining a fabric energy efficiency standard
This report of task group has been set up to examine the energy efficiency metrics and standards which will realise our ambition of the highest practical energy efficiency level realisable in all dwelling types.
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