Reference: Carbon reduction in existing buildings: a transdisciplinary approach. Building Research Information (2010) Lomas, K. J.

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Abstract or summary

Editorial paper of Building Research and Information special issue focused on ‘Carbon Reduction in Buildings: A Socio-technical, Longitudinal Study of Carbon Use in Buildings’ (CaRB),1 which sought:

. to improve the understanding of how people actually use energy in buildings

. to formalize this understanding in models that describe the current domestic and non-domestic building stock and the patterns of energy use

. to produce tools to assist policy-makers, consultants and others in their efforts to reduce national CO2 emissions