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Energy and Carbon in the Built Environment
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Passive Design, # Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Offsetting, # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # University College of Estate Management (UCEM), # Climate Framework, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Online Course, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
2021
The built environment sector accounts for around 38% of all energy-related carbon emissions worldwide. This course explores how net zero carbon can be achieved through optimised building design, sustainable material selections, and efficient construction. This is the first course in the Climate Curriculum CPD series, designed in partnership with Climate Framework. It is relevant to all built environment professionals as part of the sector’s drive towards net zero carbon emissions. 25 hours. Free. Available anytime.
The Ten Point Plan for Green Industrial Revolution (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # UK Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
The Ten Point Plan for £12 billion of government investment, presented by the UK Prime Minister, for accelerating the approach to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, whilst creating green economy that will build back better, support green jobs, be more sustainable, drive clean energy innovation and protect our natural environment.
[HPD Collaborativ] Case Studies (2021)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Case Studies (Human Factors), # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # HPD Collaborative, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Case Studies, # Database / Platform, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2021
Case studies library presenting projects that have achieved LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients credit.
LEED v4. Credit Achievement (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # HPD Collaborative, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Database / Platform, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2021
General resource providing a collection of short guide to enable project teams to achieve LEED v4 MRc: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients credit.
Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for European Buildings (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Research presenting embodied carbon benchmarks for European buildings, including Northern Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, and five main building types: commercial, educational, industrial, office and residential multifamily. It covers life cycle phases of A1-C4.
How to Make an Environmental Product Declaration (2020)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # OneClick LCA, # Other Audience, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Guide for construction product manufacturers on how to make Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
7 Steps Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # OneClick LCA, # Tytti Bruce-Hyrkäs, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Guide providing an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and how to incorporate it into existing workflows.
Improving Consistency in Whole Life Carbon Assessment and Reporting (2021)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Carbon definitions for the built enviornment, buildings, and infrastructure
Active Buildings in Practice (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # User Experience Design + Occupant Behavior/Control, # Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar on use of designing and delivering active buildings with integrated smart technologies.
Sustainable Outcomes and the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # National Building Specification (NBS), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Other Media Type, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Principal at HOK and Technical Content Quality Assurance Manager at NBS discuss practical uses of RIBA Plan of Work 2020 in delivering sustainable buildings, and how key sustainability principles are embedded.
Sustainable Development Partnership Platform: Resilience.io - City-region Systems' Modeling for Resilient Decision-Making (2016)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Research Innovation + Partnerships, # United Nations Climate Change, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2016
resilience.io is an open-source, cloud-based platform, which gathers earth observation, government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data. Backed by an advanced systems model, resilience.io integrates human-ecological-economic systems and calculates the current resource flows from economic, human and ecological activity and the impact on human well-being. Resilience.io can be used to visualise and predict the outcome of scenarios which results in better planning and decision-making for a achieving transformation to a more resilient city-region.
Commonwealth Association of Architects CPDs: Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth (2020)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Online Course, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
The Commonwealth Association of Architects organised this pilot programme of lectures for built environment professionals, the aim of which is to facilitate knowledge exchange between member organisations and member firms, to help promote mutual understanding and greater awareness of issues related to climate change and rapid urbanisation together with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Net Positive Design and Sustainable Urban Development (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Janis Birkeland, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
This book explains how to reform the anti-ecological biases in our current frameworks of environmental governance, planning, decision making and design – and suggests how to make these changes. Cities can increase both the ‘public estate’ (reduce social stratification, inequity and other causes of conflict, increase environmental quality, wellbeing and access to basic needs, etc.); and the ‘ecological base’ (sequester more carbon and produce more energy than used during construction and operation, increase ecological space to support ecological carrying capacity, ecosystem functions and services, restore the bioregions and wilderness, etc.).
Net Zero Transport: The Role of Spatial Planning and Place-based Solutions (2020)
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# Planning for Future of Transportation, # Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), # Urban Planners, # Civil Engineers, # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article
2020
This report explores how different places can achieve an 80% reduction in surface transport emissions by 2030, as part of a pathway to net zero by 2050.
Supply Chain Sustainability School - Materials Resources (2021)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Structural Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
An online resources catalogue, open access, which promotes the built environment industry's awarenss on how to reduce the negative impact of materials, whilst provides a competitive advantage for business
Circular Design Guide (2017)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Climate Fundamentals, # IDEO, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2017
A collaboration from 400+ industry individuals, this Guide shares design methods, explores mindset shift and learns from evidence-based case studies on circular design.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation -The Learning Path for Circular Economy (2021)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Research Innovation + Partnerships, # Process Investment + Procurement, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
This learning path covers the role of design in creating a circular economy, examining the four-stage circular design process and highlighting six strategies for incorporating the principles of the circular economy into your designs.
Financing the Circular Economy Report - Capturing the Opportunities (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
This paper highlights circular economy's influence on climate change and SDGs, the current market for financing the circular economy that has rapidly taken off across the assets classes and sectors, and it provides a direction of travel for finance to capitalise the opportunities by helping to scale the circular economy.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) - Certified Case Studies (2021)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Case Studies (Human Factors), # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Green rating system with searchable case studies based on certification, scale, standard, transect, typology and petal.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) - [Education] Catalog (2021)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Biophilic + Sensory Design, # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Online Course, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2021
Over 100s online courses are available on this website, ranging from affordable housing, biophilic design to just, carbon policy and etc.
The Embodied Carbon Review – Embodied Carbon Reduction in 100+ Regulations and Rating Systems Globally (2018)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
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2018
The Embodied. Carbon Review reports the results of how embodied carbon emissions from construction materials is addressed in certifications and regulations globally, with an explanation of the identified best practices for embodied carbon reduction, highlighting of the successful cases of embodied carbon reduction in certification, regulation, and infrastructure, as well as an outlook for embodied carbon reduction in the future.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) - Zero Carbon Certification (2018)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2018
The ILFI Zero Carbon Certification is the first worldwide Zero Carbon third-party certified standard. This program recognizes the growing interest and focus on a broad-based tool for highlighting highly energy efficient buildings which are designed and operated to fully account for their carbon emissions impacts.
Carbon Smart Materials Palette (2021)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Architecture 2030, # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
This website is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies, tools and resources at the professionals fingertips, is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind carbon neutral and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, builders, and policymakers worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional and city planning to building details.
Q&A: The Principles of Building Physics and Energy-efficient Strategies (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Civil Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
This free RIBA CPD interview explores some of the key aspects ofg building physics and their impact on energy efficient strategies.
Making Sustainable Architecture Work - Why Feedback is KEY (2020) (for RIBA Members Only)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
This free RIBA CPD session withJudit Kimpian and Hattie Hartman explores importance of building performance evaluation as an essential part of the journey to net zero, at each of RIBA stages.
Q&A: Low Carbon Design: Fuel Poverty Indoor Environment Solutions and Health (2021)
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Civil Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
This free RIBA CPD interview explores some of the low carbon design and their impact on the flue poverty, indoor enviornmental sollutions and occupants health.
Reimagining our Cities in a Zero Carbon World (2020)
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# Regional & Local Infrastructure + Planning, # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Landscape Architects, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
This webinar explores how cities could be reimagined and transformed through reduced usage of energy and resources, becoming healthier, resilient and sustainable places we all want to live in.
Getting your 'Boss' to get Climate Change (2020)
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# Stakeholder Engagement, # Colab CPD, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar provides clear, easy-to-understand information about climate change aimed at clients and non-professionals, separating fact from myth and avoiding complicated terminology.
Health Happiness Fairness and Place (2020)
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Landscape Architects, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar is developed with the Wellcome Trust. It looks at the key concerns and considers the obstacles to change, exploring the opportunities that lie in achieving and celebrating net zero carbon lives.
Delivering Circular Cities (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar gives 10 minutes presentations on recent projects from the UK and Europe that deal with the Circular Economy at a city-wide level.
What is Circular Economy and How can It work in Construction? (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Short, # Basic
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2020
This webinar calls upon experts to discuss how to make a circular economy work in construction. Presentations on use of innovative natural materials are given.
How to make a Circular Economy work for Cities (2020)
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Property Managers / Operators, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar calls upon five experts to discuss how to make a circular economy work for cities. Presentations on European cities where closed loop strategies are already creating impact are given.
Proposed changes to Part L and Part F of the [UK] Buildings Regulations (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar discusses the proposed changes to Parts L and F of the Building Regulations, as outcome of two stage consultation process, leading up to introduction of the Future Homes Standard by 2025.
Building a Market for Energy Effiency: How Demand for Quality Domestic Retrofit is growing and Why (2020)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar discusses the demand and supply side barriers of achieving greater homes energy efficiency, are elaborates on how a strong consumer proposition for growth of this market is important.
How to design Non-domestic Buildings to meet Climate Change Targets with LETI (2020)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
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2020
This webinar discusses the key guidance on the technical requirements for new developments to achieve climate change targets.
The Retrofit Roadmap - How can Government Policy enable Retofit to thrive? (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
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2020
This webinar discusses the key retrofit challenges and impact of government policies on its scaling up success.
Meeting Retrofit Demand through Supply Side Capability and Capacity (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
This webinar discusses the key retrofit challenges for around 26 million existing homes that require radical energy efficiency improvements. The key themes are skills and supply chain in preparation for the anticipated demand.
The Future Homes Standard 2025: When What How? (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
This webinar discusses the key aspects of the proposed Future Homes Standard and the pathway towards its implementation. The latest research into design and the technology is investigated in terms of shaping UK policies around the delivery of low carbon, low cost new homes.
Construction Collaboration Challenge for 100% Net Zero Carbon Project Delivery (2020)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # ACO, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
This webinar discusses the key collaborative challenges in terms of integration of information, innovation and process in the briefing, planning, designing, manufacturing, constructing, operating and maintaining a construction projects stages, in order to meet a legal requirement to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
Moving our Streets from Health Negative to Health Positive (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # ACO, # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Civil Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
This webinar discusses the key design principles and considerations for issues around urban greening, public health and the environment. Planning and regulatory framework are considered, together with the aspects of resources, fitness for purpose throughout the life span, performance, further regulations and best practice.
Blue Green Roofs - Creating Sustainable Urban Environments (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # ACO, # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Civil Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
This webinar discusses the key design principles and considerations for Blue/Green Roofs in the sustainable urban environments. Aimed specifically at architects and architectural technologists, civil and building engineers, this session explains different types of blue/green roofs and their benefits, highlighting key drainage design considerations. (Requires subscription).
Building Refurbishment - Systems for Retrofit & Conservation (2021)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
This webinar discusses key concepts and technologies for building retrofit, highlighting issues specific to traditional buildings, such as the moisture movement and breathability. It covers retrofit thermal insulation strategies, managing air leakage, controlling condensation in roof refurbishment, strategies for upgrading traditional buildings and hygrothermal properties of building fabric.
Future Homes - Concepts & Technologies (2021)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
This webinar discusses key concepts and technologies for Future Homes, covering aspects of energy changes, Green Hydrogen, fabric performance and materials, intelligent systems and digital twinning, net zero carbon and horizon factors.
Net Zero Carbon - Building Fabric & Technology (2021)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
This webinar covers net zero carbon strategies in relation to building fabric and construction technologies, going beyond passive and looking at the smart homes and grids, collaborative ways of working and role of the modern methods of construction, including advanced offsite construction.
[The Building] Physics and Applications of Construction Membranes (2021)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
This webinar gives building physics overview and covers types and compositions of construction membranes. it also looks at guidance and legislation, from compliance with the Part L to a Passivhaus standard. Testing and certification and best practice for design for manufacturing and assembly, on and off site, are discussed too.
UNFCCC's Race To Zero Campaign (2020)
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # United Nations Climate Change, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Race To Zero is a global worldwide campaign for actors, i.e. cities, regions, businesses and investors towards healthy, resilient and zero carbon recovery and inclusive, sustainable growth. Thus far and as a collective, they cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.
Heat Air and Moisture Movement (HAMM) Principles in Commercial Buildings (2017)
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# Passive Design, # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4
2017
The webinar covers key HAMM principles in commercial buildings, and gives an introduction to the heat, air and moisture movement and management in the building. Basics of Heat Transfer and Material Properties are covered, including factors affecting air movement and air pressure differential.
Passivhause and Low Energy Housing Design (2020)
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# Passive Design, # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4
2020
The webinar covers key passive and low energy design principles, followed by efficient construction technologies and "Fabric first" energy performance. It also considers indoor air quality and managing moisture in indoor environments.
Integration of Solar Systems into the Building Envelope (2016)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # BIPVco, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2016
Describes terminology of both building integrated and building applied solar systems and methods. Different technologies and installation in practice are explained, inculding key aspects of how to’s.
Saving Energy and Improving Air Quality in Urban Heat Islands (2008)
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# Passive Design, # Routledge: Earthscan, # Akbari H, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2008
Passive cooling in urban environments
Right First Time (2021)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Mesh Energy, # Other Audience
2021
This book was written for forward-thinking and progressive architects interested in delivering modern low-energy buildings; specifically, private homes.
New Nature Economy: Nature Risk Rising (2021)
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# Nature-based Solutions, # Biodiversity + Net Gain, # PwC UK
2021
At the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, China, world leaders forge an international agreement to reverse nature loss, akin to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This report outlines the types of business and economic risks that can arise from nature loss, including key examples of where such risks have materialised, as well as a suggested approach for managing nature-related risk.
World Economic Forum: Nature Action Agenda (2021)
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# Nature-based Solutions, # Biodiversity + Net Gain, # World Ecomnomy Forum
2021
As part of "Shaping the future of global public goods" platform, the Nature Action Agenda (NAA) is a multi-sector movement catalyzing economic action to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 and enable humans to live in harmony with nature.
Energy Explained: Your Guide to understanding Energy (2021)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # U.S. Energy Information Administration (US EIA)
2021
U.S. Energy Information Adminsitration provides energy data analysis in the U.S. and globally, with at-a-glace graphics.
Association for Environment Conscious Building Knowledge Base (2021)
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# Passive Design, # Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB)
2021
Most of the technical articles and papers on the knowledegbase are freely publicly available, however they have been collected together here during the research phases of the AECB CarbonLite programmes, consultation responses and the GreenMemes series. Some AECB documents are for members only and you will have to log in to download them.
Imperial College of London: Climate Change: Financial Risks and Opportunities (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # Imperial College Business School, # Dr. Charles Donovan
2020
This on-line course introduces how a warming planet is changing the landscape for investing. The 8 hours course is geared towards professionals working in financial markets, provides a solid introduction to the financial risks and opportunities arising from man-made climate change.
Measuring the Social Impact of Community Investment: A Guide to using the Wellbeing Valuation Approach (2014)
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# Social Value, # Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT)
2014
This report includes values as well as practical guidance on how to assess social value, based on Wellbeing Valuation theory, the latest thinking in social impact measurement.
Park Proximity and People - A Flourishing Future for Towns (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Research Innovation + Partnerships, # Social Value, # Argent Related
2020
Commissioned by Argent Related in 2020, this report is a summary of their findings and reflections on how what’s happening impacts their work at the UK’s largest development schemes at Brent Cross Town. Much of our planning strategy is driven by societal trends.
Built Environment and Social Well-being: How does Urban Form affect Social Life and Personal Relationships? (2017)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Communities Interconnectivity + Inclusion, # Social Value, # Mouratidis K
2017
Residents of compact neighbourhoods are significantly more satisfied with their personal relationships compared with residents of low-density suburban neighbourhoods. Shorter distances to the city centre, higher densities, and mixed land uses are found to positively contribute to overall social well-being. Compact urban forms enable residents to maintain larger networks of close relationships, socialise more frequently with friends and family, receive stronger social support, and enjoy increased opportunities to make new acquaintances.
The Effects of Sprawl on Neighborhood Social Ties: An Explanatory Analysis Journal of the American Planning Association (67(1) 69-77) (2007)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Communities Interconnectivity + Inclusion, # Freeman L
2007
The evidence reinforces a thesis that neighbourhoods that force people into cars and inhibit face-to-face contact somehow undermine social ties among neighbours
Social Capital and the Built Environment: The Importance of Walkable Neighbourhoods. (American Journal of Public Health 93(9) 1546-1551) (2003)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Compact Development + Walkability, # Social Value, # Leyden K M
2003
Persons living in walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods have higher levels of social capital compared with those living in car-oriented suburbs. Respondents living in walkable neighbourhoods were more likely to know their neighbours, participate politically, trust others, and be socially engaged
Social Sustainability and Urban Form: Evidence from Five British Cities. (Environment and Planning A 41(9) 2125-2142) (2009)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Communities Interconnectivity + Inclusion, # Bramley G, # Dempsey N, # Power S, # Brown C
2009
Outcomes relating to social interaction and group participation tend to improve as density rises up to a medium level, around 100 – 140 DPM (net), and then fall off at higher levels Outcomes relating to the use of local services are positively related to density and contributes to greater sustainability in terms of travel and transport, which itself displays a similar pattern over density.
Impact of future urban form on the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from residential commercial and public buildings in Utsunomiya Japan. (Energy Policy 38(9) 4888-4896) (2009)
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# Planning for Future of Transportation, # Case Studies (Connectivity + Transport), # Ishil S, # Tabushi S, # Aramaki T, # Hanaki K
2009
Medium averaged density developments provide the greatest opportunity for combining photovoltaic cells and combined heat and power technologies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Exploring the Relationship between Urban Transportation Energy Consumption and Transition of Settlement Morphology: A Case Study on Xiamen Island China. (Habitat International 37 70-79) (2012)
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# Planning for Future of Transportation, # Case Studies (Connectivity + Transport), # Zhou J, # Lin J, # Cui S, # Qiu Q
2012
Mixed-use developments with greater density lead to lower transportation energy consumption. Integrating public transportation into mixed-use, denser developments has the greatest role in reducing energy consumption.
Driving CO2 reduction by integrating transport and urban design strategies. (Cities 28(5) 394-405) (2010)
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# Planning for Future of Transportation, # Case Studies (Connectivity + Transport), # Tiwari R, # Cervero R, # Schipper L, # Urban Planners, # Civil Engineers
2010
The rapid bus and light rail options showed significant (45-48%) reductions in carbon emissions, despite large construction requirements for light rail. The light rail option was rated more highly in terms of its positive impact on place-making
Relationship between Urban Form and CO2 Emissions: Evidence from Fifty Japanese Cities. (Urban Climate 2 55-67) (2012)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Makido Y, # Dhakal S, # Yamagata Y
2012
Need to balance density and diversity of use to achieve greatest reduction on CO2 emissions
The Influence of Urban form on GHG Emissions in the U.S. Household Sector. (Energy Policy 68 534-549) (2013)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Lee S, # Lee B
2013
More compact, mixed-use urban forms dramatically reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption Increased transport subsidies are positively related with a reduction in vehicle miles travelled and CO2 emissions
The Impact of Urban form on U.S. Residential Energy Use Housing Policy Debate (2008)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Ewing R, # Rong F
2008
Detached houses require more energy than attached ones.
Place Value: Place Quality and its Impact on Health Social Economic and Environmental Outcomes (2019)
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# Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Matthre Carmona, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Landscape Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2
2019
Published on the "Journal of urban Design", (2019, vol. 24, no. 1, 1–48 https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2018.1472523)
CIBSE UAE Net Zero Conference: The Zero Reality (2021)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Passive Design, # Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Mina Hasman, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Property Managers / Operators, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2021
Webinar presenting New York City's first net zero energy school that showcases how a cumulative impact of passive design strategies coupled with active systems, and interactive technologies, and most importantly, of the close collaboration with end-users, as well as on-going, in-use stage monitoring/finetuning of the building can render net zero design aspirations a reality.
Route to Net Zero: The UN [SDGs] and RIBA (2021)
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Climate Justice Equitable + Inclusive Design, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), # Mina Hasman, # Gary Clark, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2021
Webinar presenting international commitments focusing on climate change (in the context of the built environment), and specifically looking at the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the delivery of these Goal's principles in real projects around the Gulf region.
Sustainable Outcomes (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Stakeholder Engagement, # Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Gary Clark, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting practical steps that especially the designers can take to deliver sustainable outcomes within the built environment. It identifies key metrics and targets design outcomes can be evaluated against.
Heritage-led Regeneration (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Geoff Rich, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting heritage-led regeneration approaches that prioritise reuse of existing buildings to generate social and economic value.
Climate Responsive Design (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Stakeholder Engagement, # Research Innovation + Partnerships, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Peter Clegg, # Isabel Sandeman, # Rachel Sayers, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting ideas on how to deliver climate responsive deisngs thar require collaboration across the built environment sector.
Resilient Infrastructure (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Regional & Local Infrastructure + Planning, # Low Carbon Transport + Multimodal Transportation Networks, # Planning for Future of Transportation, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Ian Carradice, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting the context and key drivers for developing resilient infrastructures.
Planned City Extensions (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Passive Design, # Land Use + Building Density, # Compact Development + Walkability, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Alfredo Carballo, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting a key master planning and urban design principles, including walkability, site analysis, micro-climate, etc.
Planning for Rapid Urbanisation (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Ben Bolgar, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting a framework for secondary, rapidly growing cities (especially within the Commonwealth region) that lack capacity in terms of skills and knowledge required to effecitvely grow, while also minimising the built environment's overall environmental and social impacts.
Introduction to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (2020)
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Mina Hasman, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Webinar providing an overview of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some of the key international agreements relevant for the global built environment sector.
Minimal Intervention: Less is More (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting ideas on minimal intervention in design projects to achieve maxium outcomes. It specifically focuses on how to engage Clients and influence their briefs, as well as their decision-making process.
The Art of Persuasion and Collaboration (2020)
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# Stakeholder Engagement, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting a panel discussion on the need for effective communication and collaboration across the built environment sector for achieving sustainable outcomes in projects.
Embodied Carbon: Structural Sensitivity Study (2020)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper presenting sensitivity analyses of design decisions (for materials, grids, etc.) that structural engineers / designers take in projects, and these decisions' impact on the overall embodied carbon outcome of those projects.
A Targeted Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2019)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
Webinar guiding structural engineers to understand the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how their work influences the achievement of these Goals by sharing project examples.
Questioning and Influencing the Brief (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar guiding structural engineers on how to formulate low carbon briefs in their built environment projects.
Modernising Design for Minimal Waste (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting various approaches structural engineers can take to minimise waste during design stages of buildings.
The Principles of Reusing Existing Buildings (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting key steps to be taken by structural engineers when repurposing existing buildings.
Lean Design Principles and Implementation (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Webinar presenting lean design approaches that structural enigneers can implement in their design to reduce carbon emissions.
Nature's Invention: The Enterprise Centre University of East Anglia (2021)
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# Case Studies (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Case Studies, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Case study article describing the specification of local, low carbon, and highly ecological materials in the University of East Anglia’s Enterprise Centre at Norwich Research Park (- a BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus-rated university building in Norwich, UK), and the local industry engagement benefits this project presents for the wider buildings and construction sector across the UK.
A Weight Off your Mind: Floor Loadings and the Climate Emergency (2021)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article describing the need to challenge overspecification in buildings to reduce floor loads, and deliver low carbon structural designs.
Vertical Extensions: Technical Challenges and Carbon Impact (2021)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article presenting sustainable outcomes of the various solutions that structural engineers can consider when adding new floors onto existing buildings.
Low-carbon Outcomes in the Built Environment (2021)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article highlighting the carbon differences between civil structures and buildings projects, and the need to target low-carbon outcomes, rather than just low-carbon structures.
Specifying Sustainable Steel (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article highlighting how structural engineers can specify sustainable steel.
Developing a Low-carbon Circular Economy for Steel (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Short paper describing the structural engineers' role in the industry's transition to low-carbon steel.
The Structural Carbon Tool (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Developed by Elliott Wood Partnership Ltd. in conjunction with The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), 'The Structural Carbon Tool' is an open-source, Excel-based embodied carbon estimator for building designs, and based on the IStructE's "How to calculate Embodied Carbon" guide (which should be consulted for furhter information).
1 Triton Square London [UK] – Low-carbon Development through Reuse of an Existing Building (2021)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Case Studies, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Case study article describing the structural reuse and strenghtening strategies adopted to enable three additional storeys to be added to the 1 Triton Square (- a BREEAM Outstanding-rated commercial office development in London, UK), while also reducing the building's overall carbon footprint, and achieving a IStructE's SCORS A rating.
Enabling Steel's Circular Economy Potential (2021)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Article discussing the principles of reusing steel elements in buildings.
Understanding Existing Buildings – Five Studies to complete before Design Work starts (2021)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Guide for the key initial research required by structural engineers, to understand construction types, as well as the structural capacities and latent defects of existing buildings.
Structural Fire Safety when Responding to the Climate Emergency (2021)
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# Building Safety, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article raising awareness on the structural engineers' need to better understand 'fire resistance' in building in order to rapidly innovate structural designs and material specifications to address climate emergency.
Specifying Sustainable Concrete (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Article highlighting how structural engineers can specify sustainable concrete.
How can we reduce the Embodied Carbon of Structural Concrete? (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Short paper providing an overview of the fastest ways to reduce embodied carbon in concrete.
Making Low-carbon Material Choices (2021)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article offering guidance on how to maximise material efficiency.
Structural Safety when Designing Lean in the Climate Emergency (2021)
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# Building Safety, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Article describing IStructE's Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel's considerations for the building safety implications when designing lean.
Timber and Carbon Sequestration (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Offsetting, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2021
Short paper discussing a 'forward-looking' approach to carbon sequestration in timber, end-of-life processes in timber structures, and their implications for sustainable decision-making in structural designs of buildings.
A Short Guide to Reusing Foundations (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper providing an overview of the key considerations for reusing foundations with understandings of their potential benefits, risks and the required investigation.
An Introduction to Refurbishment Part 2: Maximising the Opportunities at the Design Stage (2021)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2021
Paper highlighting key design areas that offer renovation opportunities when working on existing buildings.
An Introduction to Refurbishment Part 1: Identifying Opportunities at the Feasibility Stage (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper introducing potential ways that design teams can consider to prioritise existing building renovation.
Carbon Footprint Benchmarking Data for Buildings (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper summarizing the results of a carbon footprint study in buildings, providing design-stage benchmarking opportunities for structural engineers.
Setting Carbon Targets: An Introduction to the Proposed SCORS Rating Scheme (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Short paper introducing IStructE's SCORS - a proposed carbon rating scheme for structures - to be used as part of carbon tracking and target setting in built environment projects.
What do we mean by Efficiency? A Holistic Approach to reducing Embodied Carbon (2020)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Paper describing the development of a parametric benchmarking tool (PANDA by Price & Myers) that allow engineers to produce design options with the lowest possible embodied carbon emissions.
Rationalisation versus Optimisation – Getting the Balance Right in Changing Times (2020)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Short paper offering advice on how to improve the utilisation ratio of designs, and to challenge assumptions that favour rationalisation over optimisation.
Persuasion and Influence in a Climate Emergency (2020)
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# Stakeholder Engagement, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Short paper highlighting ways in which structural engineers can help influence the direction of a project by sharing expertise in a language that the Clients and architects can respond to.
Refocusing Modern Methods of Construction on the Climate Emergency: A Five Capitals Model for Action (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper providing an overview of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) approaches, and how natural, human, social, manufactured and economic capital can all benefit from a sustainability-focused approach to off-site manufacturing.
Scaling Low-carbon Construction Materials (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper presenting how low embodied carbon materials can be more widely used in both small-scale domestic, and larger-scale residential and commercial projects.
Lean yet Resilient – Designing for the Future (2020)
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Article, written by a resiliency consultant, exploring the relationship between ‘lean’ and ‘resilient’ designs, and discussing how future designs should evaluate risks and incorporate strategies to mitigate and adapt to such risks.
Lean Design: 10 Things to do Now (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Short paper explaining the top 10 actions that structural engineers can implement now in order to produce designs that minimise environmental impact of the built environment.
Applying Circular Principles to the Design Process (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Short paper exploring how structural engineers can incorporate circular economy thinking in a building's design, at each RIBA stage.
Introduction to the Circular Economy for Structural Engineers (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Short paper, written from a structural engineer's perspective, introducing the circular economy thinking into the built environment design.
How to calculate Embodied Carbon (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Guide setting out the embodied carbon calculation principles for structural engineers. This guidance is equally applicable to infrastructure and building projects.
A Brief Guide to Calculating Embodied Carbon (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Preview paper to the IStructE's "How to calculate Embodied Carbon" guide, with a two-page worked example.
The Structural Engineer's Responsibility in This Climate Emergency (2020)
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# Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Article exploring the role of the structural engineers in tackling climate change, by making informed design decisions, and influencing other stakeholders in a project.
Biodiversity Net Gain: Good Practice Principles for Development A Practical Guide (2019)
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# Biodiversity + Net Gain, # Julia Baker, # Rachel Hoskin, # Tom Butterworth, # Architects, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Students (Built Environment), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Guide, with case studies, for best practice measures for achieving biodiversity net gain.
Building Biology Course IBN (2021)
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Institute of Building Biology and Sustainability IBN, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Online Course, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2021
Structured land tested course on natural building design through understanding the building physics/biology. It serves as a refresher to re-establish design foundation for those who are already in practice, and perhaps have missed such education in the past.
Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers (2018)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Andrew Hirons, # Henrik Sjoman, # Architects, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2018
Online guide and tool for selecting appropriate tree species, especially for a changing climate.
Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG), # Architects, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
2014
Guide on how to organise and deliver a project to plant trees successfully in hard urban landscapes.
Trees in the Townscape: A Guide for Decision Makers (2012)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Bio-regional Urbanism + Design, # Nature-based Solutions, # Biodiversity + Net Gain, # Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG), # Architects, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2012
Guide setting out 12 principles for urban trees for all decision makers - planners, councillors, developers, and consultants.
Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: A Global Assessment of the Burden of Disease from Environmental Risks (2018)
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Biophilic + Sensory Design, # User Experience Design + Occupant Behavior/Control, # World Health Organization (WHO), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
2018
Report presenting a global health assessment in relation to environmental factors and risks. It highlights that health risks can be minimised by creating healthier built environments.
WorldGBC Health & Wellbeing Framework: Principle 6: Take Climate Action (2020)
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# Climate Change Impacts (Floods Droughts Water Quality), # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Building Services Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
General resource for understanding how to use water efficiently to avoid shortages, and to remain resilient in extreme climate events.
WorldGBC Online Case Study Library (Net Zero Carbon)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Building Services Engineers, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for a library of case studies of highly energy efficient, and low carbon buildings.
WorldGBC Online Case Study Library (Health and Wellbeing)
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# Case Studies (Human Factors), # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Landscape Architects, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for a library of case studies on health and wellbeing.
Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building (2018)
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2018
Report examining the health and wellbeing features of 11 case study facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM.
Health & Wellbeing Framework: Six Principles for a Healthy Sustainable Built Environment
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Building Services Engineers, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource presenting a health and wellbeing framework that focuses on the broader socio-economic and environmental determinants of health, as well as the drive for improving public and environmental health across the whole life cycle of the building.
The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers Investors and Occupants
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# Construction + the Real Estate Industry, # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Occupiers / End Users, # Architects, # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Report that examines whether it’s possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings, looking at Design and Construction Costs, Asset Value, Operating Costs, Workplace Productivity and Health and Risk Mitigation.
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for the built environment sector (including businesses, organisations, cities, states and regions) to achieve net zero operational carbon in all the assets within their control, by 2030. The commitment also asks Signatories to advocate for all buildings reaching net zero operational carbon by 2050.
The Building System Carbon Framework (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report proposing a framework for all actors within the built environment, to identify the most effective carbon emission reduction strategies throughout their value chain, and to inform stakeholder decisions along the process.
Sustainable Procurement
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# Process Investment + Procurement, # World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for references to various sustainable procurement guides and tools.
CEO Guides
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
Reports for CEOs presenting impacts of various, global issues on businesses, their risk, and opportunities. These issues include circular economy, climate change, human rights, water and food transformation system.
Lessons from Vernacular Architecture: Achieving Climatic Buildings by studying the Past (2013)
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# Passive Design, # Willi Weber, # Simos Yannas, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2013
Book on vernacular design strategies that, with international case studies, present technical and social solutions, which can offer inspiration and promote environmental design in new buildings. (Note: Paid resource).
Optimize Site Potential (2018)
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# Site Location, # Whole Building Design Guide, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2018
General resource for understanding the impact of site selection in promoting sustainability within built environments. It includes guidance on key strategies for effective site selection, as well as link to other, relevant resources.
Water Conservation (2016)
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# Calculators Tools + Guides (Water), # Whole Building Design Guide, # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Property Managers / Operators, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2016
General resource for water conservation strategies, and best management practices in buildings to minimise water use.
Usable Buildings Trust for Feedback and Strategy
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Usable Buildings Trust, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Property Managers / Operators, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
General resource for case studies and research presenting insights from building performance evaluation studies and others.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating System ®
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # US Green Building Council (USGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Occupiers / End Users, # Property Managers / Operators, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Standard and certification system (created by USGBC) to advance sustainable, healthy and cost-efficient built environments (both at building and urban scales). The "Indoor Environmental Quality" section of the LEED Rating System ® has specific reference to human health and wellbeing-oriented topics.
Daylighting-Bias and Biophilia: Quantifying the Impact of Daylighting on Occupants Health (2011)
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# Biophilic + Sensory Design, # US Green Building Council (USGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2011
Report presenting the health impacts of dayligthting and views on people in offices.
Performance Based Building (PeBBU) Initiative: Compact City
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# Compact Development + Walkability, # University of Reading, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding key aspects of a compact city.
Agenda for Humanity - World Humanitarian Summit Framework (2016)
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2016
General resource presenting the World Humanitarian Summit Framework's core commitments and principles that prioritise humanity by better preparing cities to crises and disasters.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (2015)
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2015
Report for Member States presenting the "Sendai Framework" to reduce development impacts, around the world, from risks of disasters. This Framework is aligned with the other United Nations’ 2030 Agenda agreements.
Video Documentary "Adapting to a Changing Climate"
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Short video documentary demonstrating the need to adapt to climate change around the world with interviews conducted by various, international experts.
The Paris Agreement (2015)
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Legislation / Regulation / Policy, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2015
Legally-binding, international agreement in response to the threat of climate change, trying to commit all nations to a target of keeping the global temperature rise below 2°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.
Sustainable Development Goals
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # United Nations (UN), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), originally adopted by United Nations in 2015, set out the key principles and call for an action to develop the world more sustainably, to end poverty, promote health and wellbeing, encourage gender equality and education, access to the clean water and energy, sustainable economic growth and resources, whilst protecting planet and addressing climate change.
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
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# Climate Fundamentals, # United Nations (UN), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
Report presenting the "Addis Ababa Action Agenda" established by the UN in 2015. This Agenda provides a global framework for policies to finance sustainable development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The New Urban Agenda (2017)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # UN Habitat (Habitat III), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Architects, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2017
Report setting an agenda for sustainable development of all urban environments with specific guidelines for planning, designing, managing, developing, financing, and adapting them to fulfil their role in the delivery of a resilient future. The agenda aligns with the vision and aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
Forging Global and Regional Pathways (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # UN Environment Programme (UNEP), # Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), # International Energy Agency (IEA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2020
General resource for all the global and regional roadmaps (GlobalABC produced with IEA) for Africa, Asia and Latin America providing guidelines for decarbonizing the buildings and construction sector by 2050.
Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # UN Environment Programme (UNEP), # Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Report on the global progress of energy use, carbon emissions, technologies, policies, and investments towards a zero-emissions, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector.
Emissions Gap Report (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # UN Environment Programme (UNEP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Report analysing the “performance gap" by forecasting the likely direction of where the greenhouse gas emissions are projected to move to, against where they ought to be, to avert the worst impact scenario of climate change.
Making the Case for Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Best Practice (2020)
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# Case Studies (Ecology + Biodiversity), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report providing insights from various case studies that demonstrate stakeholder engagement in the green infrastructure decision-making process. This page also includes links to other relevant resources for understanding green infrastructure at different scales and developing a green infrastructure strategy for the built environment.
Biodiversity Net Gain Actor and Resource Map (2019)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Web-based map designed to assist built environment professionals in finding various initiatives and policy created for achieving biodiversity net gain within the built environment.
Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Emergency: The Benefits to Business and Society (2020)
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# Nature-based Solutions, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # The IGNITION Project, # Greather Mancheester Combined Authority (GMCA), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Report presenting evidence on the nature-based solutions' environmental, societal and economic benefits. This page also includes the 1-hour recorded webinar of this report's launch.
(UKGBC) Case Studies (Advancing Net Zero)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for a library of case studies of highly energy efficient, and low carbon buildings.
Unlocking the Delivery of Net Zero Carbon Buildings (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
Report presenting guidance on how to deliver net zero carbon buildings.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition (2019)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2019
Report presenting a framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in built environment's construction and operation.
Building the Case for Net Zero (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Report presenting feasibility studies of a residential and an office building in the UK to investigate the implications of design, delivery and cost for achieving net zero carbon target in new building proposals.
Circular Economy Actor and Resource Map (2019)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Web-based map designed to assist built environment professionals in finding various tools and resources created for the efficient and effective implementation of circular economy principles.
Circular Economy
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for accessing all the UKGBC-produced content for circular economy.
(UKGBC) Case Studies (Social Value)
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# Case Studies (Human Factors), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for a library of case studies on social value.
Social Value Actor and Resource Map (2019)
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Web-based map designed to assist built environment professionals in finding various tools and resources created for the efficient and effective implementation of social value principles.
Social Value in New Development (2018)
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# Social Value, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2018
Reporting setting out guidelines for local authorities (in the UK) to implement social value-focused strategies in new developments in order to maximise added value to local communities and the wider areas.
Driving Social Value in New Development: Options for Local Authorities (2020)
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# Social Value, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Reporting presenting recommendations for local authorities (in the UK) to implement social value-focused strategies in new developments in order to maximise added value to local communities and the wider areas.
Climate Resilience and Embracing Nature: An Ambition for the Built Environment (2019)
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Landscape Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
Report presenting the industry ambition set by the UKGBC for all buildings and infrastructure to adapt to climate change and restore nature by prioritising nature-based solutions, by 2030.
The Retrofit Playbook (2020)
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2020
Report presenting best practice and guidance around retrofit for local authorities to help them develop relevant policies and initiatives for retrofitting existing buildings in the UK.
Climate Commitment Platform
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Platform outlining carbon targets and climate commitments of the various built environment organisations.
The Ten Point Plan for Green Industrial Revolution (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # UK Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
The Ten Point Plan for £12 billion of government investment, presented by the UK Prime Minister, for accelerating the approach to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, whilst creating green economy that will build back better, support green jobs, be more sustainable, drive clean energy innovation and protect our natural environment.
Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK) Practical Guides - Guide 13: Sustainable Transport (2020)
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# Calculators Tools + Guides (Connectivity + Transport), # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Garden City Standards for the 21st Century: Practical Guides for Creating Successful New Communities
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# Calculators Tools + Guides (Connectivity + Transport), # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource of guidance reports produced by Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK) on designing and delivering new 'Garden Cities'.
Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK) Practical Guides - Guide 10: 'Edible' Garden Cities (2019)
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# Urban Farming + Sustainable Food Production, # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Report providing guidance on key principles, policy requirements and practices for incorporating sustainable food production within built environments early on.
Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK) Practical Guides - Guide 4: Masterplanning for Net-zero Energy (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Report providing guidance on planning for renewable energy, and integrating climate change mitigation measures within large-scale developments in the UK to deliver net zero energy masterplans.
Climate Change Adaptation by Design - A Guide for Sustainable Communities (2014)
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Climate ADAPT, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2014
Report presenting guidelines on how climate adaptation strategies can be incorporated into planning and design of all communities in the UK.
3 Big Ideas to achieve Sustainable Cities and Communities (2018)
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# Regional & Local Infrastructure + Planning, # World Bank, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2018
General resource for achieving sustainable cities and communities with integrated urban resilience, appropriate financing, and by promoting territorial development. This page includes links to other, relevant resources.
Science Based Targets
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for businesses to reduce emissions and achieve Paris Agreement goals.
Biodiversity in Planning (2019)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2019
Report providing guidance on promoting biodiversity in the built environment within the UK planning systems.
The Retrofit Academic Centre of Excellence: Retrofit Guides
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Retrofit Academic Academy Centre of Excellence, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
Reports for built environment professionals and contractors on retrofitting existing building to achieve low energy and low carbon performance. They include case studies and low energy buildings database.
Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
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# Climate Fundamentals, # National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for key facts on the Planet's status.
What is Climate Change?
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Meteorological Office (Met Office UK), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for key facts on climate change, evidence, causes, predictions and impacts.
Landscape Institute (LI) Technical Notes and Standards
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Landscape Institute (LI), # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource for landscape architects and urban designers on how to design for ecosystem resilience and low carbon.
Biophilic Design Map
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Web-based map of global case studies that incorporate biophilic design elements.
Biophilic Design Guidebook (2018)
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# Biophilic + Sensory Design, # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2018
Report providing guidance on incorporating biophilic design elements in the built environment design. It is intended to help projects meet the intent of the Living Building Challenge rating system's "Biophilic Environment" section.
Climate Emergency
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource for articles, podcasts, tools, guidance documents on addressing climate emergency within the built environment context with a specific focus on structural engineering. (Note: Some resources require payment).
Carbon Offset Guide (2019)
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# Offsetting, # Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Institute (US), # Stockholm Environment Institute, # Derik Broekhoff, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2019
Report providing guidance on carbon offsets, and how to purchase them. It also presents information about Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and "emission allowances" as greenhouse gas emission reduction commodities.
(Eltis - The Urban Mobility Observatory) Case Studies
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# Case Studies (Connectivity + Transport), # European Local Transport Information Service (ELTIS), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for case studies that relate to urban mobility, transport and public spaces.
(Ellen MacArthur Foundation) Fact Sheets: Planning Effective Transport of People Products and Materials (2019)
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# Low Carbon Transport + Multimodal Transportation Networks, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
Report providing guidance on circular economy opportunities for designing effective urban mobility system. This page includes links to other, relevant resources.
(Ellen MacArthur Foundation) Fact Sheets: Planning of Compact Connected Cities (2019)
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# Compact Development + Walkability, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
Report providing guidance on circular economy opportunities for designing compact and connected cities. This page includes links to other, relevant resources.
Case Studies: Creating Trust in the Circular Economy
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# Case Studies (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for a library of case studies on circular economy.
The Material Circularity Indicator Tool
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # Granta Design, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Advanced
Long
Advanced
General resource providing guidance on The Material Circularity Indicator Tool: An circularity assessment and methodology toolkit to improve material procurement and product design.
Letter: Building Safety Regulator and Climate Change (2020)
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# Building Safety, # Climate Change Committee (CCC) (UK), # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Letter by the (UK) CCC to Dame Judit Hackitt about the UK's "Building Safety Regulator (Bill)" in relation to climate change. This page also includes relevant resources of the CCC's previous studies and reports around this subject.
Managing the Coast in a Changing Climate (2018)
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# Planning for (Climate) Extremes Disaster Risk Resilience/Robustness Redundancy + Adaptation, # Climate Change Committee (CCC) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2018
Report highlighting challenges of maintaining England's coastline against the long-term impacts of climate change.
BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products (2014)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # British Standards Institution (BSI), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2014
Standard outlining a framework for responsible sourcing of construction products.
The ICE Database Embodied Carbon Benchmarks & More! (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Advanced
Medium
Advanced
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) Database for embodied carbon along with embodied carbon benchmarks for buildings. The webinar also covers some of the recent research on embodied carbon of concrete in buildings, and references Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Embodied Carbon and Building Services (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers providing guidance on embodied carbon impacts of MEP systems.
(Environmental Product Declaration) EPD for Manufacturers and Suppliers (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Cost Consultants, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for manufacturers and suppliers on the value of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in specification, their associated costs, and available databases.
Embodied Carbon Building Design Tools (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on various embodied carbon design tools for buildings including ECCOlab, OneClick LCA Carbon Designer, AECB PHribbon and H\B:ERT.
Health Building Design Series: #1 Design
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# Health Wellbeing + Comfort, # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
1-hour recorded webinar presenting key design strategies for designing health-focused buildings. This page also includes access to the presentation slides shown on the recorded webinar.
(STBA) Responsible Retrofit Guidance Wheel
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Cost Consultants, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
On-line tool demonstrating links between different topics as they relate to retrofit of buildings. It also presents technical, heritage and energy-related concerns for each topic.
(Susdrain) Case Studies
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# Case Studies (Water), # Susdrain, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Case Studies, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
General resource for case studies in the UK that incorporate Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDs).
(Construction Industry Research and Information Association) CIRIA Guidance
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# Calculators Tools + Guides (Water), # Susdrain, # Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource for various Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) guidance on sustainable drainage, surface and general water management, green infrastructure, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) components.
(Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) SuDS Principles
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# Rainwater Harvesting Stormwater Management + Sustainable Urban Drainage, # Susdrain, # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) principles and integration into the design of the built environment. This page also includes access to a comprehensive list of other, relevant resources around SUDs.
Sustainability: Water
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# Water Cycle Demand Supply Reduction + Management, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding water use within the built environment, and how, to deliver sustainable built environments, water must be used efficiently, and must avoid polluting watercourses.
Biodiversity & Ecology
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# Biodiversity + Net Gain, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding biodiversity, and how it can be enhanced in built environment projects. This page also includes links to other relevant resources.
Waste and Resource Efficiency: Enabling the Built Environment to move from a Linear to a Circular economy.
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# Waste as a Resource, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General information on implications of waste and the principles of circular economy supported with a short animation explaining how to manage and reduce waste.
Sustainable Procurement
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# Process Investment + Procurement, # Supply Chain Sustainability School, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding procurement impacts for businesses, and for ISO 20400:2017 - Sustainable Procurement. This page also includes links to other key sustainable procurement resources.
SE 2050 Commitment
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Structural Engineering Institute, # Structural Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for structural engineers to meet the "SE 2050 Challenge" - target (defined by the Carbon Leadership Forum) of achieving net zero embodied carbon in all of their projects, by 2050.
Seeing the Whole: Implementing SDGs in an Integrated and Coherent Way
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
Report considering the integrated approach to Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) implementation. It further identifies the challenge of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) as the single biggest transformational challenge amongst the SDGs for the developed world (along with the related challenges in energy and climate change).
Climate Justice and the Built Environment (2020)
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# Climate Justice Equitable + Inclusive Design, # Sonja Klinsky, # Anna Mavrogianni, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Paper highlighting the importance of climate justice considerations within the decision-making, design and delivery of the built environment in order to reduce inequities and injustices.
The Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition) (2015)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Sofie Pelsmakers, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2015
Book on strategies that promote sustainable and low energy building design.
Exploring Urban Bioregionalism: A Synthesis of Literature on Urban Nature and Sustainable Patterns of Urban Living (2014)
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# Bio-regional Urbanism + Design, # Sarah P. Church, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2014
(S.A.P.I.EN.S) Journal paper examining how 'bioregional ideals' impact sustainable urban development, and influence the relationships between people and the natural environment.
Living Regenerative and Adaptive Buildings (2016)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Sarah Nugent, # Anna Packard, # Erica Brabon, # Stephanie Vierra, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2016
General resource presenting the concepts behind "living, regenerative, restorative, and adaptive buildings".
Invisible Cities - Urbanisation in Africa (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Blog highlighting the role of migration and rapid urbanisation in Africa, and the challenges lack of adequate data brings to practice and policy within the continent.
RICS Building Carbon Database (UK)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
On-line database of embodied carbon emissions of buildings in the UK.
Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment (1st Edition) (2017)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Advanced
Medium
Advanced
2017
Report setting out principles for reducing whole life carbon emissions within the built environment. It provides guidance on the implementation of the "EN 15978: Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of environmental performance of buildings" calculation methodology. (The EN 15978 is developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in 2011).
RIBA Sustainable Outcomes Guide (2019)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2019
Report providing guidance for all stakeholders to deliver on holistic, sustainable outcomes throughout various RIBA Stages.
RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for the RIBA Chartered Practices to meet whole life net zero carbon target in their portfolios by 2030. The commitment also includes minimum targets to be met for operational energy, potable water and health and wellbeing.
RIBA Ethics and Sustainable Development Commission: Final Report (2018)
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# Ethics + Value of Sustainability, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2018
Report outlining recommendations for leadership, knowledge, collaboration and governance to ensure that the built environment embed the vision of the Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, and place "public interest, social purpose,ethics and sustainable development at the heart" of all activities.
Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land Construction Real Estate Use and Investment (2017)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Royal Insitute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), # United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2017
Report examining the built environment sector’s impact on environmental and social areas (including human rights, labour standards and anti-corruption) as they relate to UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.
Reports: Built for Living - Understanding Behaviour and the Built Environment through Engineering and Design (2015)
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# Designing for Change (Flexibility + Adaptability) Redundancy + Regeneration, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2015
Report presenting how incorporation of human behaviour within design and engineering decisions can impact health and wellbeing, building performance, and resource use within the built environment.
Reports: Supply Chain Challenges Lessons Learned and Opportunities (2020)
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# Process Investment + Procurement, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report presenting supply chain challenges and opportunities from an engineering perspective.
Reports: Global Review on Safer End of Engineered Life (2021)
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# Building Safety, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2021
Report presenting potential safety risks the consumer goods and other engineered products pose at the end of their useful life.
Beyond COVID-19: Laying the Foundations for a Net Zero Recovery (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Report presenting "five foundations" for actions to be taken by the engineers, industry and government to achieve UK's net zero target by 2050. This page also includes links to relevant resources including a report on 'systems perspective on net zero'.
Reports: Sustainable Living Places – A Systems Perspective on Planning Housing and Infrastructure (2020)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report presenting how systems thinking and approaches can be incorporated in the design and delivery of planning, housing, and infrastructure within the UK.
Spatial Planning INstruments and the Environment (SPINE) (2019)
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# Land Use + Building Density, # Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2019
Report presenting Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's project, "SPINE" that examines the relationships between land use and environmental as well as socioeconomic outcomes in cities. This page also includes link to another report, called "Earth Observation for Decision-Making (2017)" that looks at various spatial land use indicator throughout Europe.
Effects of Pollutants on the Aquatic Environment (2018)
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# Water Pollution on Land + in (Natural) Aquatic Habitats, # OpenLearn, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1
2018
General resource for understanding the impact of water pollution on the aquatic environment.
Low Carbon Refurbishment: 10 Ways to reduce Embodied Carbon Emissions
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding how embodied carbon emissions can be reduced in refurbishment and retrofit projects.
The Biodiversity Metric 2.0 (JP029) (2019)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Natural England, # Landscape Architects, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2019
Report presenting a biodiversity assessment tool (created by Natural England) that measures development and/or land use/management’s impact on biodiversity.
National Biodiversity Network: State of Nature 2019
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# Biodiversity + Net Gain, # National Biodiversity Network (NBN), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
2019
General resource for UK's National Biodiversity Network "Status of the Nature Reports" of 2019. These reports document how sweeping changes in wildlife have been affected by human impacts in each nation within the UK.
Stakeholder Engagement: Achieving Sustainability in the Construction Sector (UK) (2017)
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# Stakeholder Engagement, # Menoka Bal, # David J Bryde, # Damian Fearon, # Edward Ochieng, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2017
Paper presenting a detailed review of various public and stakeholder engagement approaches that exist within the built environment sector with the aim to understand how to enable effective and inclusive participatory processes across the sector.
Design for Circular Economy Primer (2020)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Mayor of London, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report outlining the Mayor of London's vision for transitioning London, UK to a circular economy model by investing in projects that promote circular economy-oriented strategies.
Principles of Climate Justice
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# Climate Justice Equitable + Inclusive Design, # Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for understanding climate justice principle.
Modern Stormwater Management Approaches in Urban Regeneration (2018)
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# Rainwater Harvesting Stormwater Management + Sustainable Urban Drainage, # Magdalena Vasilevska, # Ljiljana Vasilevska, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Building Services Engineers, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2018
Paper presenting integrated stormwater management approaches that have minimal impact on the hydrological cycle, and how these can be incorporated in urban regeneration projects.
Low Carbon Homes
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Low Carbon Homes, # Architects, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Platform for knowledge exchange network focusing on retrofit best practice, and its role in supporting local economic recovery.
LETI Embodied Carbon Primer (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report offering guidance to designers (including architects, engineers, interior designers and urban designers) with easy-to-follow, best practice and toolkits for reducing embodied carbon in buildings.
LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
2020
Report guiding designers, developers, landowners, policy makers and the supply chain to achieve whole life net zero carbon target within the built environment.
Easi Guide to Passivhaus Design (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Levitt Bernstein, # Etude, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2020
4-page report providing guidance on how to meet Passivhaus Standard requirements. It graphically sets out ten simple principles that form the foundations of good Passivhaus and zero carbon design.
Plant Health and Biosecurity: The Landscape Consultant’s Toolkit (2019)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Landscape Institute (LI), # Landscape Architects, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2019
Report providing a guidance toolkit for landscape consultants on assessment, design, and management of landscape within the built environment. It also includes a guide to species' selection.
Energy / People / Buildings: Making Sustainable Architecture Work (2021)
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# User Experience Design + Occupant Behavior/Control, # Judit Kimpian, # Sofie Pelsmakers, # Hattie Hartman, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2021
Book on understanding user impact on operational energy use and closing "performance gap" between designed (predicted) vs. actual performance of building by closing feedback loops. (Note: Paid resource).
WELL Building Standard
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Performance-based WELL Building Standard ® and certification system (created by IWBI), which comprehensively looks at human health and wellbeing within built environments (both at building and urban scales). The Standard is built around seven overarching concepts including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
Urban Mobility System Upgrade: How Shared Self-driving Cars could change City Traffic (2015)
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# Planning for Future of Transportation, # International Transport Forum, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2015
Report exploring how upgrades to the existing, urban mobility system (that promotes self-driving cars and a "shared economy (i.e. shared space)" approach) can help alleviate challenges faced with rapid urbanisation.
Living Building Challenge Standard ®
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Occupiers / End Users, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Standard (created by the International Living Building Institute) to encourage the regeneration of built environments. The "Health + Happiness" and "Equity" "petals" i.e., sections of the Living Building Challenge Standard ® have specific reference to human health and wellbeing, and social justice-oriented topics.
Sustainable Recovery: World Energy Outlook Special Report (2020)
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # International Energy Agency (IEA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2020
Policies: Climate Change
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# International Policy Legislation Agreements + Plans for Action, # International Energy Agency (IEA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
Online database for various, international policies in relation to climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (2019)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Advanced
Long
Advanced
2019
IPBES report examining the condition of the natural ecosystems and their impact on people. It builds on two other reports of IPCC Special Reports on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) and Climate Change and Land (SRCCL).
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (2018)
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2018
IPCC Special Report outlining the effects of the 1.5°C temperature increase above pre-industrial levels, including reporting on the consequent global greenhouse gas emissions, in relation to strengthening the global effort to combat the climate change and promote sustainable development.
25 Guiding Principles of Building Biology
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# Biophilic + Sensory Design, # Institute of Building Biology and Sustainability IBN, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Building Biology deals with the impact of the built environment on humans and the natural environment. With its holistic approach, health, sustainability and design aspects are also taken into account.
Non-domestic Buildings: Best Practice and What to Avoid
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Innovate UK, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
Report providing broad results from the government funded Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Programme, identifying common issues and themes in the operational energy performance of non-domestic buildings. The analyses are based on measured data from various buildings.
Low-carbon Homes: Best Strategies and Pitfalls
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# Retrofit (Adaptation + Reuse), # Innovate UK, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
Report providing broad results from the government funded Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Programme, identifying common issues and themes in the operational energy performance of domestic buildings. The analyses are based on measured data from various buildings.
Level(s) Framework
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # European Commission, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource presenting the European "Level(s) Framework", which provides an approach for assessing buildings, throughout their life, against various sustainability performance indicators.
The Circular Design Guide
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Ellen MacArthur Foundation, # IDEO, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource setting out an approach to design thinking which explores new methods for creating more resilient, sustainable, and long-lasting value in outcomes based on circular economy principles.
Bioregional Urbanism 1.0 (2020)
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# Bio-regional Urbanism + Design, # Earthos Institute, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
General resource presenting "Bioregional Urbanism" - a project that promotes transdisciplinary approach and methodology to delivering sustainable urban design by linking communities, industry, research organisations and municipalities together. This project will also have a tool, called "The Bioregional Systems Index" to measure "the bioregional system as part of a global system".
The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer's Guide towards a Circular Economy (2017)
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # Duncan Baker-Brown, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2017
Book on understanding the fundamentals on "circular economy" by promoting recycling, reusing, and reducing waste. It includes various case studies around the world. (Note: Paid resource).
Doughnut Economics: Academic Articles and Reports
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# Risks + Opportunities in a Net Zero Economy, # Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource outlining various academic articles and reports that engage with the core concepts of "Doughnut Economics" developed by Kate Raworth.
Moving beyond Financial Value: How might we capture the Social and Environmental Value of Design? (2020)
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# Research Innovation + Partnerships, # Design Council (UK), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
Report highlighting the environmental, social and the wider value of design beyond the financial benefits it can bring.
Online Atlas (Urban Agriculture Europe)
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# Tools + Guides (Ecology + Biodiversity), # COST - Action Urban Agriculture Europe, # Other Audience, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Web-based map, "Online Atlas" showing all agriculture lands/farms in Europe.
Buildings Mission 2030 (2019)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Constructon Leadership Council - Green Construction Board, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
2019
Report presenting energy data collected from typical building typologies in the UK (including primary schools, offices and residential buildings) to demonstrate that at least 50% operational energy reduction is achievable in new buildings, by 2030. The report includes recommendations and case studies that demonstrate how such a target can be achieved in buildings.
Water Efficiency: The Contribution of Construction Products (2015)
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# Water Recycle + Reuse, # Construction Products Association, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2015
Report on efficient water use management in the manufacturing of the construction products.
Control of Water Pollution from Construction Sites: Guidance for Consultants and Contractors (2001)
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# Calculators Tools + Guides (Water), # Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2001
Report providing guidance for contractors and consultants on effectively planning and managing construction projects to minimise water pollution.
Planning for Climate Change and Rapid Urbanisation: Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Commonwealth Association of Planners, # Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy, # Commonwealth Engineers Council, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report presenting the results of the survey conducted within the Commonwealth to understand the built environment professionals' capacity (in terms of knowledge and skills) in addressing the challenges of rapid urbanisation within the Commonwealth countries, which are among the most vulnerable to impacts of climate change among other global factors.
Urban Agriculture: New Techniques like Vertical Farming will bring more Crop Production to the Cities by 2040
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# Urban Farming + Sustainable Food Production, # Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE Group), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for various urban farming techniques that can be applied in urban areas. It also includes references to urban farming technologies that exist.
Systems Thinking
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# Climate Fundamentals, # Climate Interactive, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for systems thinking description (in relation to climate change), resources and tools.
Water Recycling (2015)
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# Water Recycle + Reuse, # Climate ADAPT, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Landscape Architects, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2015
General resource for understanding water use, as well as recycling opportunities (through wastewater treatment) as part of natural resource use reduction and adaptation strategies.
Getting to Grips with Whole-life Carbon (2019)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Journal, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
General resource for understanding embodied carbon impacts of building services.
The Energy Benchmarking Tool (Beta Version)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
On-line platform demonstrating operational energy data from existing buildings to identify appropriate (operational energy use) benchmarks for different building typologies, and to showcase trends of energy use in the UK buildings.
Superhomes: Residential Deep Retrofit Journey with Heat Pumps (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Tipperary Energy Agency, # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers presenting deep retrofit case studies that are highly energy efficient (with cost effective energy measures), low carbon, and healthy. It includes projects that meet "nearly Zero Energy Building" (nZEB) requirements.
Near Zero Energy Buildings (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on "near Zero Energy Building (nZEB)" requirements, and how they can be met in the UK residential and commercial buildings.
CIBSE TM63: Modelling and Calibration for Evaluation of Energy In-use (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Advanced
Medium
Advanced
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers and energy modellers, presenting the "CIBSE TM63" for in-use stage energy measurement and verification of buildings, using energy modelling and model calibration. It uses a case study and presents the energy model of the building developed with DesignBuilder Software.
CIBSE TM54: Evaluating Operational Energy Performance of Buildings at the Design Stage (2013)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2013
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining the recommended criteria and modelling guidance for operational energy performance in buildings at design stage. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
Building Controls: What? Why? How? (2020)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2020
1-hour recorded webinar providing an overview of building controls, their implementation and management. It also highlights how an effective building management/control system can influence a building's overall performance.
CIBSE TM56: Resource Efficiency of Building Services (2014)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2014
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining principles and guidance for resource efficiency in buildings. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
Circular Economy Principles for Building Services (2020)
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# Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Cost Consultants, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers presenting insights on the "CIBSE TM56: Resource Efficiency of Building Services" and circular economy principles for MEP systems.
CIBSE TM59: Design Methodology for the Assessment of Overheating Risk in Homes (2017)
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2017
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining the recommended criteria and modelling guidance for thermal comfort in domestic buildings. This is a standard referenced in the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, among many other resources. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
CIBSE TM52: The Limits of Thermal Comfort: Avoiding Overheating in European Buildings (2013)
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2013
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining the recommended criteria and modelling guidance for thermal comfort in non-domestic buildings. This is a standard referenced in the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, among many other resources. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
CIBSE TM40: Health and Wellbeing in Building Services (2020)
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
2020
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining the recommended criteria and guidance for health and wellbeing in buildings - with specific focus on light, air quality, thermal comfort, humidity, electromagnetic fields, acoustics, and water quality. This is a standard referenced in the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, among many other resources. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
Guide L: Sustainability (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
2020
Report for building services engineers on how to respond to advancing sustainability criteria within the building designs and delivery. (Note: Paid resource for non-CIBSE members).
Zero Carbon Britain - Research Reports
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Other Audience, # Online Course, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Reports focusing on CAT's zero carbon, and providing guidance to local authorities, businesses, institutions, and community groups for achieving net zero emissions. They include information related to international, low/zero carbon case studies, and cultural as well as social barriers to change.
City Action to Address the Climate Emergency: City Commitments
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # C40 Cities, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for various city-scale commitments and declarations (created and championed by C40 Cities) that focus on promoting planetary and people's health in the development and maintenance of cities around the world.
(Building with Nature) Case Studies
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# Case Studies (Ecology + Biodiversity), # Building with Nature (UK), # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Landscape Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for case studies that demonstrate nature's incorporation within the built environment around the UK.
Soft Landings Framework
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# User Experience Design + Occupant Behavior/Control, # Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Property Managers / Operators, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Structural Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Cost Consultants, # Tool / Software, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
General resource providing multiple guidance notes on how to ensure occupants are considered from the inception of the design through to post-completion of built environments.
(BRE) Green Guide to Specification
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
On-line database providing guidance on the environmental impacts of building specifications, covering most common building materials. It categorizes materials based on an A+ (materials with least environmental impact) to E (materials with most environmental impact) ranking system. It also includes a link to the "Green Guide Calculator" tool for BREEAM Assessors.
Responsible Sourcing in Construction - An Introduction
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# Responsible + Ethical Sourcing, # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource on ethical and responsible sourcing in construction. It references "BES 6001: The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing".
BREEAM Assessment Method ®
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# Tools + Guides (Human Factors), # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Cost Consultants, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Long, # Intermediate
Long
Intermediate
Environmental assessment method and certification system (created by the BRE Group) to advance sustainable and healthy built environments (both at building and urban scale). This method also aims to protect nature and enhance property investment value. The "Health and Wellbeing" section of the BREEAM Assessment Method ® has specific reference to human health and wellbeing-oriented topics.
Whole-life Carbon: RIBA and RICS guidance
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Building (UK), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
Medium
Intermediate
General resource for accessing a collection of content around whole life carbon as it relates to different components/parts of a building and in the context of other topics of health and wellbeing, energy efficiency and circular economy.
Sustainability: Practical Guidance and Support for delivering Genuine Sustainability Benefits (2021)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
2021
General resource for sustainable construction of buildings, materials, products and services as well as waste and energy management.
What makes an Eco-Town (2008)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Bioregional, # Design Council (UK), # Urban Planners, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2008
Report setting out sustainability criteria against which the proposals can be judged, and offering ways to monitor progress.
Net Zero Carbon Pathway Framework (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
Report presenting a framework (developed with extensive input from BBP members) that sets out the necessary information for property owners to include in their "Net Zero Carbon Pathways", including the investment boundaries, carbon scope and delivery strategies.
Design for Performance (DfP) Initiative
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# Designing for Performance Feedback + Closing the (Performance) Gap, # Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Architects, # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Basic
Medium
Basic
Initiative (with resources) for delivering office buildings (in the UK) with highest possible energy efficiency in-use.
The Real Estate Environmental Benchmark (REEB) (2019)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2019
Report presenting the publicly available, in-use stage operational energy performance of commercial properties (of the BBP members) in the UK.
Climate Change Commitment
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Voluntary commitment for the real estate sector to demonstrate leadership in help transitioning the sector to zero carbon.
Circular Economy in the Built Environment
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# Resource Efficiency + Geographic Implications, # ARUP, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Other Audience, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 7, # Long, # Basic
Long
Basic
Report presenting ARUP's research that sets out key circular economy principles based on Ellen MacArthur Foundation's framework to examine approaches for practical applications within the built environment sector. This page also includes links to other, relevant resources on circular economy.
2030 Palette
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# Passive Design, # Architecture 2030, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
General resource for sustainable (passive and active) design strategies as applied in real life case studies at various scales, around the world.
The 2030 Challenge for Embodied Carbon
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Architecture 2030, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary challenge for buildings and construction sector to achieve net zero embodied carbon emissions by 2040.
Architects Declare
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # Architects Declare, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
Voluntary commitment for architectural practices to address climate and biodiversity emergency.
The 2030 Commitment
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # American Institute of Architects (AIA), # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for the AIA Chartered Firms to meet "The 2030 Challenge" - net zero operational carbon - target (identified by Architecture 2030) in their portfolios of all new buildings and major renovations, by 2030.
Framework for Design Excellence (2020)
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # American Institute of Architects (AIA), # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
Short
Basic
2020
General resource outlining key principles for holistic, sustainable, resilient, healthy and inclusive design.
2030 Districts
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# Built Environment Policy Legislation Regulations Commitments Benchmarks + Construction Industry Guidance, # 2030 Districts, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Urban Planners, # Occupiers / End Users, # Architects, # Landscape Architects, # Civil Engineers, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
Short
Intermediate
Voluntary commitment for districts to meet "The 2030 Challenge for Planning" - targets (identified by Architecture 2030). These targets include: 50% operational energy, 50% water use and 50% transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions' reduction by 2030.