Browse the collection of publications commissioned to inform energy strategies and initiatives. They may be useful background research and come from a variety of sources.
The report investigates the broad implications of allowing new residential and commercial buildings to achieve energy efficiency standards by offsetting the energy use of the building by the use of energy generated by zero and low emission energy generation (ZLEG) systems that supply the building.
Inclusion of Energy Generation in Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Scoping study to investigate measures for improving the environmental sustainability of buildings materials (December 2006).
The research aims to identify and quantify the range of environmental impacts associated with the building fabric using life cycle analysis. It reviews the options for reducing these impacts and identifies a range of possible measures that could improve the sustainability of building materials across the life cycle/supply chain.
Scoping Study to investigate measures for improving the water efficiency of buildings