02 Apr 2019

This study reveals that full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.

Report
01 Aug 2017

This poster draws on published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policy makers in eight participating APEC economies to provide a summary of best-practices in building energy codes, a landscape analysis of building energy codes and an analysis of common issues and opportunities for collaboration among APEC economies.

Poster
16 Oct 2013

The Sydney Opera House draws tourists to Sydney and Australia that may not otherwise visit. This report assesses the economic, cultural, brand and digital value of the Sydney Opera House. 

Report
01 Jun 2014

The value of ‘green infrastructure’ in urban landscapes is becoming increasingly recognised by health professionals, water managers, planners, policy makers and designers around the world. The rapid expansion of towns and cities contains the real risk of creating unliveable, unhealthy environments.

Report
30 Nov 2007

Abstract: VicUrban, the Victorian state government urban land development agency, is showcasing its sustainability credentials in their new 8000 home Aurora Estate. Aurora will have environmental features which, amongst other initiatives, require the use of materials that are more environmentally sustainable. The EcoSelector was designed to guide the builders in their selection of materials.

Conference paper
15 Oct 2016

In this report, we evaluate policies to reduce GHG emissions in urban areas according to multiple criteria, based on an extensive literature review. Municipal governments implement policies (regulations, charges, subsidies, etc.) to induce actions (such as improved energy efficiency in buildings or a shift to public transit).

Report
31 Jul 2013

This essay discusses how developers can make a more than satisfactory return from lifting their investment in urban design.

Chapter
10 Mar 2016

Low-income energy efficiency programs are an important component of ratepayer-funded efficiency portfolios throughout the country, but there is room for improvement and expansion. In this report the authors address the challenges and opportunities of low-income programs that target single-family homes.

Policy report
03 Jul 2018

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

Policy report
04 Dec 2017

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.

Briefing paper
23 Nov 2018

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices.

Reports