Peter Graham

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Peter Graham is Professor – Smart Low Carbon Cities and Deputy Director of the Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions. He is also Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network (, an international network of experts dedicated to achieving the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector and is a Board member of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe ( He has more than 15 years experience in international advocacy, research and education in sustainable building design, construction, evaluation and policy. Previously he has been the Technical Advisor and past Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative ( where he developed and managed many of UNEP’s key research projects and publications in the building sector. Recently he has supported international collaboration to improve building energy codes for the G20 and Major Economies Forum, and was a contributing author to IPCC AR5 Working Group 3 Buildings Chapter, the Global Energy Assessment, and UNEP Emissions Gap Report. He also led the content development, organizational strategy and implementation planning for the Paris COP21 Buildings Day and Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.