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Buildings 2015, 5(3), 751-758; doi:10.3390/buildings5030751

Pathways to Low Carbon Building: Reflection on the Special Issue

Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK
Received: 18 June 2015 / Revised: 18 June 2015 / Accepted: 23 June 2015 / Published: 25 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Carbon Building Design)
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In 2014, this journal invited me to edit a special issue on low carbon building. We put out a call for papers that offered new perspectives, crossing boundaries between technical and social research approaches. The six papers selected and published have emanated from university departments and research centres of Engineering, Architecture, Energy, Design, Urban Planning, Environment, and Sustainable Building. Together they represent a unique and highly readable snapshot of the multiple approaches to this crucial issue—but they also do more; read as a whole they allow the reader to draw new conclusions about the way forward. This editorial draws together and reflects on the six papers, concluding with recommendations for urgent and vital actions for policy makers, professionals and academics. View Full-Text
Keywords: low carbon building; pathways; transitions; built environment; socio-technical research low carbon building; pathways; transitions; built environment; socio-technical research
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