Climate repair through built environment: Decarbonising UK’s building sector through energy efficiency and natural materials

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Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Shah, D.U., Koronaki, A., Bukauskas, A., Colman, T., Gatóo, A., Wiegand, E., Gin, Y. and Ramage, M.H. (2021). Climate repair through built environment: Decarbonising UK’s building sector through energy efficiency and natural materials. Cambridge University Press (CUP). https://doi.org/10.33774/coe-2021-30w2x
AuthorsDebnath, R., Bardhan, R., Shah, D.U., Koronaki, A., Bukauskas, A., Colman, T., Gatóo, A., Wiegand, E., Gin, Y. and Ramage, M.H.
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Abstract

This working paper is an evidence submitted to the Royal Institution for British Architects that makes the case that the built environment must drastically reduce its carbon emissions to work towards net zero. Here we advocate for climate repair through the built environment by decarbonising UK’s building sector through both improved energy efficiency of buildings and the use of nature‐based solutions, such as engineered timber and natural insulating materials. The UK has the opportunity to lead by example at the upcoming United Nations COP‐26 conference and beyond as we implement the solutions in the coming years.

Keywordsclimate change; built environment; natural materials; timber; decarbonisation; energy efficiency; public policy
Year2021
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.33774/coe-2021-30w2x
Web address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/engage/coe/article-details/618ad91347f47d812f9b599c
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Print10 Nov 2021
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Deposited10 Jun 2024
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This content is an early or alternative research output and has not been peer-reviewed by Cambridge University Press at the time of posting.

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