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Air Quality

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 reduce the construction sector's impacts on the environment.
    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 36 studies described in 44 papers plus two reports.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Energy efficiency Indoor environmental quality Residential Retrofit Thermal comfort Health

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.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Document
  • natural ventilation Thermal comfort Energy savings Ventilation performance evaluation Building simulation Parametrization

The Mega Conversion Program from kerosene to LPG in Indonesia: Lessons learned and recommendations for future clean cooking energy expansion

Background In 2007, the Indonesian Government instigated a national program to convert domestic kerosene users to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. This was primarily motivated by the rising cost of kerosene subsidies.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Document
  • LPG Kerosene Clean fuels Clean cooking Fuel subsidies

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 well understood.
    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

Decoupling Office Energy Efficiency From Employees' Well-Being and Performance: A Systematic Review

Energy efficiency (i.e., the ratio of output of performance to input of energy) in office buildings can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, but there are barriers to widespread adoption of energy efficient solutions in offices because they are often perceived as a potential threat to perceived
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • energy-efficiency well-being performance office buildings systematic review decoupling

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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

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 lanterns) or solar home systems (SHS) on rural HHs and directly related economic activities
    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.
    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 Change.
    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

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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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.
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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.
    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

Asset values

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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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.
    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

Biodiversity

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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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.
    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

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.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity
  • Document
  • Green building energy sustainability Bibliometrics Literature review

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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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

Economic Benefits

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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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.
    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 well understood.
    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

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.
    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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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

Emission Saving

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

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 well understood.
    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 technology.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

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 reduce the construction sector's impacts on the environment.
    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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

Energy Access

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 lanterns) or solar home systems (SHS) on rural HHs and directly related economic activities
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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.
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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

The Mega Conversion Program from kerosene to LPG in Indonesia: Lessons learned and recommendations for future clean cooking energy expansion

Background In 2007, the Indonesian Government instigated a national program to convert domestic kerosene users to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. This was primarily motivated by the rising cost of kerosene subsidies.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Document
  • LPG Kerosene Clean fuels Clean cooking Fuel subsidies

Energy Price

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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

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.
    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.
    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

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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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 well understood.
    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

The Mega Conversion Program from kerosene to LPG in Indonesia: Lessons learned and recommendations for future clean cooking energy expansion

Background In 2007, the Indonesian Government instigated a national program to convert domestic kerosene users to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. This was primarily motivated by the rising cost of kerosene subsidies.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Document
  • LPG Kerosene Clean fuels Clean cooking Fuel subsidies

Energy Security

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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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 Change.
    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.
    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.
    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

Health and wellbeing

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 reduce the construction sector's impacts on the environment.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Mould growth Indoor environmental quality Energy efficiency Building Envelope Literature review

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.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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.
    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

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.
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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 Change.
    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

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 technology.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

Decoupling Office Energy Efficiency From Employees' Well-Being and Performance: A Systematic Review

Energy efficiency (i.e., the ratio of output of performance to input of energy) in office buildings can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, but there are barriers to widespread adoption of energy efficient solutions in offices because they are often perceived as a potential threat to perceived
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • energy-efficiency well-being performance office buildings systematic review decoupling

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.
    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.
    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 deemed relationship with lean construction, for the purpose of
    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 36 studies described in 44 papers plus two reports.
    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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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 lanterns) or solar home systems (SHS) on rural HHs and directly related economic activities
    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.
    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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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

The Mega Conversion Program from kerosene to LPG in Indonesia: Lessons learned and recommendations for future clean cooking energy expansion

Background In 2007, the Indonesian Government instigated a national program to convert domestic kerosene users to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. This was primarily motivated by the rising cost of kerosene subsidies.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Price
  • Energy Access
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Document
  • LPG Kerosene Clean fuels Clean cooking Fuel subsidies

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 well understood.
    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

Household Savings

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 36 studies described in 44 papers plus two reports.
    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 lanterns) or solar home systems (SHS) on rural HHs and directly related economic activities
    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.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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 Change.
    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

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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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

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.
    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.
    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 technology.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Emission Saving
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Household Savings
  • Document
  • Indoor environment Mould growth Building feature Design standards Moisture/mould control

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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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 well understood.
    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

Productivity

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 deemed relationship with lean construction, for the purpose of
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Lean construction Sustainable construction Lean-green Lean practices Lean benefits Construction phase

Decoupling Office Energy Efficiency From Employees' Well-Being and Performance: A Systematic Review

Energy efficiency (i.e., the ratio of output of performance to input of energy) in office buildings can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, but there are barriers to widespread adoption of energy efficient solutions in offices because they are often perceived as a potential threat to perceived
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • energy-efficiency well-being performance office buildings systematic review decoupling

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 toward enhancing climate resilience.
    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 Change.
    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 lanterns) or solar home systems (SHS) on rural HHs and directly related economic activities
    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.
    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.
    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. However, the pursuit of more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable urban
    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.
    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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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

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.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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

Public Budgets

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 economy that environmental investments and policy linked to energy efficiency can bring.
    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 serious challenge to keeping global warming to 1.5oC.
    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.
    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

Visual Comfort

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 deemed relationship with lean construction, for the purpose of
    Policy Group(s):
  • 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.
    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

Decoupling Office Energy Efficiency From Employees' Well-Being and Performance: A Systematic Review

Energy efficiency (i.e., the ratio of output of performance to input of energy) in office buildings can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, but there are barriers to widespread adoption of energy efficient solutions in offices because they are often perceived as a potential threat to perceived
    Policy Group(s):
  • Air Quality
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Productivity
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • energy-efficiency well-being performance office buildings systematic review decoupling

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 reduce the construction sector's impacts on the environment.
    Policy Group(s):
  • 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.
    Policy Group(s):
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Visual Comfort
  • Document
  • Atrium daylight Energy efficiency visual comfort sustainable design

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