A library of curated resources

A select sample of resources have been reviewed, and gathered in a curated library here, for all the topics covered within the Climate Framework's detailed structure. These resources link to existing content developed by expert individuals, and organisations across the international building and construction industry, as well as academics, governmental, and non-governmental bodies.

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Or, click on one of the 'bubbles' below to browse the Library filtered by that Tier 1 category:
Human Factors
Human Factors covers subjects in relation to people, and the impact the built environment has on people’s wellbeing, behaviour, and lifestyle. It also touches upon the topics of social value, community building and just transition – all presented with relevant tools, and guides.
Circular Economy
Circular Economy focuses on resources, their use, management, maintenance, and procurement to encourage circularity at all aspects of a built environment’s life, and to promote ‘endless’ recycling and reuse – all presented with relevant tools, guides, and databases.
Energy + Carbon
Energy + Carbon brings net zero energy and carbon, among other related subjects to the forefront, by providing a clear understanding of what decarbonisation means, and by offering guidance on how to minimise energy use and carbon emissions - all presented with relevant tools, and guides.
Water focuses on water use, harvesting and recycling, as well as climate change’s impact on natural water bodies, and water availability – all presented with relevant tools, guides, and calculators.
Ecology + Biodiversity
Ecology + Biodiversity emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between people, built, and the natural environment, by focusing on efficient land use, nature-based solution, and sustainable food production, among others – all presented with relevant tools, and guides.
Connectivity + Transport
Connectivity + Transport addresses the urban-scale of the built environment, and focuses on how people, places, cities, and regions connect to one another, by promoting active travel, and other / future sustainable means of transportation - all presented with relevant tools, guides, and calculators.
Global Context + Fundamentals
Global Context + Fundamentals maps out the essential background around climate science, systems’ thinking, as well as global research, policies, commitments, and projects that relate to climate change.
Built Environment Context
Built Environment Context covers key principles of the built environment’s impacts on nature and health; ethics and value of sustainability in the construction and real estate sector, and provides an overview of the various, key policies, legislations, benchmarks and (construction) industry guidance that relate to sustainability and climate change.
Common Threads
Common Threads crucial topics of retrofit, climate justice, designing for performance, disaster risk resilience, procurement, as well as research and innovation, among others - all covered and referenced throughout the entire Framework – from different perspectives, and with a focused emphasis, in relation to the main bubble theme they would be referenced under.

How the library is organised

All the resources included on this website have been categorised according to their length, depth / detailing of the content, as per the following categories, which are represented with icons:


Tier 1: To raise awareness, develop basic knowledge and understanding.
Tier 2: To gain industry-specific knowledge and skills together with the ability to apply this in practice / academic work (as relevant).
Tier 3: To develop a well-rounded knowledge base + build expertise together with the ability to analyse, evaluate and use the knowledge gained in a creative manner.

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The shared, online resources are free for use (unless otherwise noted), and are intended for educational purposes only. It cannot be guaranteed that the third-party content is suitable for your purposes, accurate, complete or up-to-date. Hence, the Climate Framework and its authors cannot be held liable for any issues arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, and will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising in connection with your use of, or reliance on, the select resources included on this website.

Copyright: The resource listed in the Library are made available online by their authors or copyright holders. The Climate Framework does not have or claim to have any copyright over them. If you are the author or copyright owner of a resource listed in the Library and would prefer it was not listed, please get in touch.

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