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Air Quality

A critical review of methods for the performance evaluation of passive thermal retrofits in residential buildings

The existing residential building stock accounts for a substantial portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. Improvements to the thermal performance of existing buildings is a vital activity to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Thermal performance evaluation Residential building stock Building modelling Thermal retrofit Energy efficiency

Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact?

Assessing the extent of evidence available relating to the impact of solar energy for households (HHs) in developing countries, surveys are reviewed focusing on the impact of pico‐photovoltaic (e.g., solar
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • energy access Global South pico-photovoltaic rural electrification solar home systems

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Mitigating CO2 emissions from energy use in the world's buildings

An overview of climate change mitigation opportunities in the world's buildings is presented, based on the key building-specific findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • building stock Climate change CO2 reduction design Energy efficiency mitigation policies

Residential energy efficiency retrofits: potential unintended consequences

Improving the energy efficiency of the residential building stock has increasingly been promoted by policy makers as a means of reducing energy demand in the residential sector. We review the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • energy efficiency retrofitting radon Mould growth radio signal attenuation overheating

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Mould growth in energy efficient buildings: Causes, health implications and strategies to mitigate the risk

Today, buildings still account for almost half of the global energy consumption and carbon emission. This highlights the necessity to increase energy efficiency requirements worldwide in a common effort to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Mould growth Indoor environmental quality Energy efficiency Building Envelope Literature review

Association of residential energy efficiency retrofits with indoor environmental quality, comfort, and health: A review of empirical data

This paper reviews empirical data from evaluations of the influence of residential energy efficiency retrofits on indoor environmental quality conditions and self-reported thermal comfort and health. Data were extracted from
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Energy efficiency Indoor environmental quality Residential Retrofit Thermal comfort Health

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Perspectives of naturally ventilated buildings: A review

Naturally ventilated buildings have been worldwide increasingly welcomed, given the current global awareness toward environmental sustainability, indoor health-quality and renewable energy. As Natural Ventilation (NV) performance relies on building design
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • natural ventilation Thermal comfort Energy savings Ventilation performance evaluation Building simulation Parametrization

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction in different economic sectors: Mitigation measures, health co-benefits, knowledge gaps, and policy implications

To date, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigation strategies and the accompanying health co-benefits in different economic sectors have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this paper is to review
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Climate change Greenhouse gas Mitigation Health co-benefits Policy implications

Polyurethane insulation and household products – A systematic review of their impact on indoor environmental quality

We systematically review the impact of polyurethane insulation and polyurethane household products on the indoor environmental quality of buildings. The review breaks down polyurethane products into constituent compounds (isocyanate, polyol
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Economic Benefits
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Insulation Exposure Health Air quality Volatile organic compound Polyurethane

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Asset values

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Biodiversity

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Associations between Green Building Design Strategies and Community Health Resilience to Extreme Heat Events: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

This project examined evidence linking green building design strategies with the potential to enhance community resilience to extreme heat events. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • heat-related hazards sustainable design climate change mitigation sustainable communities

A bibliometric review of green building research 2000–2016

This study presents a summary of green building research through a bibliometric approach. A total of 2980 articles published in 2000–2016 were reviewed and analyzed. The results indicated that green
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Green building energy sustainability Bibliometrics Literature review

Economic Benefits

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Polyurethane insulation and household products – A systematic review of their impact on indoor environmental quality

We systematically review the impact of polyurethane insulation and polyurethane household products on the indoor environmental quality of buildings. The review breaks down polyurethane products into constituent compounds (isocyanate, polyol
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Economic Benefits
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Insulation Exposure Health Air quality Volatile organic compound Polyurethane

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

Emission Saving

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction in different economic sectors: Mitigation measures, health co-benefits, knowledge gaps, and policy implications

To date, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigation strategies and the accompanying health co-benefits in different economic sectors have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this paper is to review
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Climate change Greenhouse gas Mitigation Health co-benefits Policy implications

Mould growth in energy efficient buildings: Causes, health implications and strategies to mitigate the risk

Today, buildings still account for almost half of the global energy consumption and carbon emission. This highlights the necessity to increase energy efficiency requirements worldwide in a common effort to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Mould growth Indoor environmental quality Energy efficiency Building Envelope Literature review

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

Indoor mould exposure: Characteristics, influences and corresponding associations with built environment—A review

While household mould growth has been increasingly highlighted in response to its adverse health outcomes and building management burden, studies are reviewed respectively from perspective of epidemiological survey, or building
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

Energy Access

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact?

Assessing the extent of evidence available relating to the impact of solar energy for households (HHs) in developing countries, surveys are reviewed focusing on the impact of pico‐photovoltaic (e.g., solar
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • energy access Global South pico-photovoltaic rural electrification solar home systems

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Energy Price

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

A critical review of methods for the performance evaluation of passive thermal retrofits in residential buildings

The existing residential building stock accounts for a substantial portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. Improvements to the thermal performance of existing buildings is a vital activity to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Thermal performance evaluation Residential building stock Building modelling Thermal retrofit Energy efficiency

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Energy Security

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Mitigating CO2 emissions from energy use in the world's buildings

An overview of climate change mitigation opportunities in the world's buildings is presented, based on the key building-specific findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • building stock Climate change CO2 reduction design Energy efficiency mitigation policies

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Health and wellbeing

A critical review of methods for the performance evaluation of passive thermal retrofits in residential buildings

The existing residential building stock accounts for a substantial portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. Improvements to the thermal performance of existing buildings is a vital activity to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Thermal performance evaluation Residential building stock Building modelling Thermal retrofit Energy efficiency

Indoor mould exposure: Characteristics, influences and corresponding associations with built environment—A review

While household mould growth has been increasingly highlighted in response to its adverse health outcomes and building management burden, studies are reviewed respectively from perspective of epidemiological survey, or building
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

Polyurethane insulation and household products – A systematic review of their impact on indoor environmental quality

We systematically review the impact of polyurethane insulation and polyurethane household products on the indoor environmental quality of buildings. The review breaks down polyurethane products into constituent compounds (isocyanate, polyol
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Economic Benefits
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Insulation Exposure Health Air quality Volatile organic compound Polyurethane

Perspectives of naturally ventilated buildings: A review

Naturally ventilated buildings have been worldwide increasingly welcomed, given the current global awareness toward environmental sustainability, indoor health-quality and renewable energy. As Natural Ventilation (NV) performance relies on building design
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • natural ventilation Thermal comfort Energy savings Ventilation performance evaluation Building simulation Parametrization

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Relationships between lean and sustainable construction: Positive impacts of lean practices over sustainability during construction phase

Academicians and professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) field have expressed an increasing interest in sustainability and its application in the development of construction projects, especially with its
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Lean construction Sustainable construction Lean-green Lean practices Lean benefits Construction phase

Association of residential energy efficiency retrofits with indoor environmental quality, comfort, and health: A review of empirical data

This paper reviews empirical data from evaluations of the influence of residential energy efficiency retrofits on indoor environmental quality conditions and self-reported thermal comfort and health. Data were extracted from
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Energy efficiency Indoor environmental quality Residential Retrofit Thermal comfort Health

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact?

Assessing the extent of evidence available relating to the impact of solar energy for households (HHs) in developing countries, surveys are reviewed focusing on the impact of pico‐photovoltaic (e.g., solar
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • energy access Global South pico-photovoltaic rural electrification solar home systems

Is atrium an ideal form for daylight in buildings?

This paper aims to review the achievements of previous studies addressing the capability of atriums for providing adequate levels of daylight and visual comfort. This study also performs several simulations
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Atrium daylight Energy efficiency visual comfort sustainable design

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

Mould growth in energy efficient buildings: Causes, health implications and strategies to mitigate the risk

Today, buildings still account for almost half of the global energy consumption and carbon emission. This highlights the necessity to increase energy efficiency requirements worldwide in a common effort to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Mould growth Indoor environmental quality Energy efficiency Building Envelope Literature review

Residential energy efficiency retrofits: potential unintended consequences

Improving the energy efficiency of the residential building stock has increasingly been promoted by policy makers as a means of reducing energy demand in the residential sector. We review the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • energy efficiency retrofitting radon Mould growth radio signal attenuation overheating

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction in different economic sectors: Mitigation measures, health co-benefits, knowledge gaps, and policy implications

To date, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigation strategies and the accompanying health co-benefits in different economic sectors have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this paper is to review
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Climate change Greenhouse gas Mitigation Health co-benefits Policy implications

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

A bibliometric review of green building research 2000–2016

This study presents a summary of green building research through a bibliometric approach. A total of 2980 articles published in 2000–2016 were reviewed and analyzed. The results indicated that green
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Green building energy sustainability Bibliometrics Literature review

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

Associations between Green Building Design Strategies and Community Health Resilience to Extreme Heat Events: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

This project examined evidence linking green building design strategies with the potential to enhance community resilience to extreme heat events. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • heat-related hazards sustainable design climate change mitigation sustainable communities

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Mitigating CO2 emissions from energy use in the world's buildings

An overview of climate change mitigation opportunities in the world's buildings is presented, based on the key building-specific findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • building stock Climate change CO2 reduction design Energy efficiency mitigation policies

Household Savings

Beyond Technology: Demand-Side Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • agriculture climate change mitigation demand-side measures end use transportation urban infrastructure structural change

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Polyurethane insulation and household products – A systematic review of their impact on indoor environmental quality

We systematically review the impact of polyurethane insulation and polyurethane household products on the indoor environmental quality of buildings. The review breaks down polyurethane products into constituent compounds (isocyanate, polyol
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Economic Benefits
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Insulation Exposure Health Air quality Volatile organic compound Polyurethane

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Indoor mould exposure: Characteristics, influences and corresponding associations with built environment—A review

While household mould growth has been increasingly highlighted in response to its adverse health outcomes and building management burden, studies are reviewed respectively from perspective of epidemiological survey, or building
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review

Residential energy efficiency interventions are complex social and construction programmes that may benefit health, yet the interactions between the material improvements, health and health-related outcomes, and householder responses are not
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Property condition housing policy welfare state Energy efficiency health intervention

A critical review of methods for the performance evaluation of passive thermal retrofits in residential buildings

The existing residential building stock accounts for a substantial portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. Improvements to the thermal performance of existing buildings is a vital activity to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Thermal performance evaluation Residential building stock Building modelling Thermal retrofit Energy efficiency

Association of residential energy efficiency retrofits with indoor environmental quality, comfort, and health: A review of empirical data

This paper reviews empirical data from evaluations of the influence of residential energy efficiency retrofits on indoor environmental quality conditions and self-reported thermal comfort and health. Data were extracted from
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Energy efficiency Indoor environmental quality Residential Retrofit Thermal comfort Health

Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact?

Assessing the extent of evidence available relating to the impact of solar energy for households (HHs) in developing countries, surveys are reviewed focusing on the impact of pico‐photovoltaic (e.g., solar
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • energy access Global South pico-photovoltaic rural electrification solar home systems

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Residential energy efficiency retrofits: potential unintended consequences

Improving the energy efficiency of the residential building stock has increasingly been promoted by policy makers as a means of reducing energy demand in the residential sector. We review the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • energy efficiency retrofitting radon Mould growth radio signal attenuation overheating

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction in different economic sectors: Mitigation measures, health co-benefits, knowledge gaps, and policy implications

To date, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mitigation strategies and the accompanying health co-benefits in different economic sectors have not been fully investigated. The purpose of this paper is to review
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Climate change Greenhouse gas Mitigation Health co-benefits Policy implications

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Mitigating CO2 emissions from energy use in the world's buildings

An overview of climate change mitigation opportunities in the world's buildings is presented, based on the key building-specific findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • building stock Climate change CO2 reduction design Energy efficiency mitigation policies

Productivity

The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Over half of the population of the world live in urban areas. This means that efforts to meet human development goals and sustain economic growth must be concentrated in cities
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Health co-benefits Poverty Alleviation Green Economy Congestion Low-Carbon Cities

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Microeconomic effects Resource management

A critical review of methods for the performance evaluation of passive thermal retrofits in residential buildings

The existing residential building stock accounts for a substantial portion of worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. Improvements to the thermal performance of existing buildings is a vital activity to
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Thermal performance evaluation Residential building stock Building modelling Thermal retrofit Energy efficiency

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

This rapid review identified two results extracted from the eight studies (published between 2013 and 2018) that fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Firstly, our analysis identified five common themes across the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Low carbon policy retrofit renovation rapid review systematic review Energy efficiency

Perspectives of naturally ventilated buildings: A review

Naturally ventilated buildings have been worldwide increasingly welcomed, given the current global awareness toward environmental sustainability, indoor health-quality and renewable energy. As Natural Ventilation (NV) performance relies on building design
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • natural ventilation Thermal comfort Energy savings Ventilation performance evaluation Building simulation Parametrization

Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

Relationships between lean and sustainable construction: Positive impacts of lean practices over sustainability during construction phase

Academicians and professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) field have expressed an increasing interest in sustainability and its application in the development of construction projects, especially with its
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Lean construction Sustainable construction Lean-green Lean practices Lean benefits Construction phase

Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review

Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are major contributors to climate change. Acknowledging this, urban climate change adaptation and mitigation plans are increasingly developed to make progress
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Climate change Adaptation Mitigation Co-benefit Synergy Interaction energy Green infrastructure

Mitigating CO2 emissions from energy use in the world's buildings

An overview of climate change mitigation opportunities in the world's buildings is presented, based on the key building-specific findings of the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • building stock Climate change CO2 reduction design Energy efficiency mitigation policies

Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact?

Assessing the extent of evidence available relating to the impact of solar energy for households (HHs) in developing countries, surveys are reviewed focusing on the impact of pico‐photovoltaic (e.g., solar
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • energy access Global South pico-photovoltaic rural electrification solar home systems

Counting good: quantifying the co-benefits of improved efficiency in buildings

Many recent major studies, including the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, have attested that energy efficiency is humanity’s prime option to combat climate change in the short- to mid-term. The potential
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • Buildings Co-Benefits Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas Mitigation energy policy

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

Public Budgets

Spreading the Net: The Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Improving energy efficiency has long been advocated as a way to increase the productivity and sustainability of society, primarily through the delivery of energy savings. The impact of energy efficiency
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • Poverty Alleviation Health and well being impacts disposable income Macroeconomic effects Resource management

Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge, this piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
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Adopting Decarbonization Policies for the Building and Construction Sector: Costs and Benefits

The building sector is not on track to lower total greenhouse gas emissions. Given that emissions from the sector represent nearly 40% of global energy-and process-related emissions, this represents a
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  • Air Quality
  • Asset values
  • Energy Price
  • Economic Benefits
  • Emission Saving
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Public Budgets
  • Document
  • renovation Monetary Benefits employment Energy Secutiry Health Building Policies

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Mould growth in energy efficient buildings: Causes, health implications and strategies to mitigate the risk

Today, buildings still account for almost half of the global energy consumption and carbon emission. This highlights the necessity to increase energy efficiency requirements worldwide in a common effort to
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  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Mould growth Indoor environmental quality Energy efficiency Building Envelope Literature review

Is atrium an ideal form for daylight in buildings?

This paper aims to review the achievements of previous studies addressing the capability of atriums for providing adequate levels of daylight and visual comfort. This study also performs several simulations
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  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Atrium daylight Energy efficiency visual comfort sustainable design

Relationships between lean and sustainable construction: Positive impacts of lean practices over sustainability during construction phase

Academicians and professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) field have expressed an increasing interest in sustainability and its application in the development of construction projects, especially with its
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  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Lean construction Sustainable construction Lean-green Lean practices Lean benefits Construction phase

Measuring the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

Co-benefits rarely enter quantitative decision-support frameworks, often because the methodologies for their integration are lacking or not known. This review fills in this gap by providing comprehensive methodological guidance on
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  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Security
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • adverse side effects social cost-benefit analysis integrated assessment models decision support

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