10 Oct 2018

Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.
Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The Forest Park boasts an array of eco-tourism resources and is characterised by parklands, forests and lakes.

Case study
17 Jun 2018

The National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) guided the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) to develop a China TOP TENs Best Energy Efficient Practices list to highlight energy savings practices for the China’s buildings sector. The list covers a broad range of building practices including commercial and residential.

Fact sheet
27 Feb 2018

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.

Report
11 Jul 2017

Certification of green building materials is a proven and effective way to incorporate, at large scale, products that are energy efficient, have minimal ill effect on indoor air quality, and/or have other green attributes into buildings.

Research report
12 Feb 2018

Heat accounts for over half of global energy consumption and is a significant contributor to CO2 emissions. Renewables play a key role in decarbonising and providing cleaner heat but currently account for less than 10% of heat supply.

Report
22 Dec 2017

This “Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities” (hereafter referred as SUC Guidelines), produced in accordance with goals of SUC, will be mainly applied to developing countries. In its early phase, the aim is to support the promotion and implementation of sustainable development of cities and communities in China.

Guide
05 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts.

Research report
06 May 2018

This article analyses the implementation of emissions trading systems (ETSs) in eight jurisdictions: the EU, Switzerland, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and California in the US, Québec in Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and pilot schemes in China. The article clarifies what is working, what isn’t and why, when it comes to the practice of implementing an ETS.

Journal article
20 Mar 2018

Demand-side management (DSM) policy refers to government policies for managing energy consumption in order to meet environmental and energy security objectives. The broader term of demand-side management encompasses energy efficiency, demand response and on-site generation and storage.

Systematic review
08 Mar 2018

Internationally, buildings are a major contributor to carbon emissions. Despite significant advances in the technology and construction of energy-efficient buildings, in many cases a performance gap between designed and actual performance exists. While much research has investigated the drivers of the building energy performance gap – both static and transient–...

Journal article
22 Apr 2014

One of the important reasons for the interest in green buildings is that the employees can benefit from healthy and productive work environments. This research aims to provide evidence that can affect design decisions by a literature review and an occupant survey. Three important design decisions (green certifications, ventilation types...

Journal article
01 Sep 2016

This report discusses electricity market design and regulation under high volumes of variable renewable energy sources (VRE) such as wind and solar power. It includes policy recommendations on how to reform current market and regulatory frameworks in order to accommodate high shares of VRE, in a timely, cost-effective and secure fashion.

Report
Presentation