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Modern Architecture and Climate Design before Air Conditioning

By Daniel A. Barber. Princeton University Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-691170039.

High Office: Fire Safety in Tall, Supertall and Megatall Office Buildings

By Madelena Hanc and Alexi Marmot. British Council for Offices, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/yxqy5so4

Dwelling on the Future: Architecture of the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis

By Pierre d'Avoine. UCL Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-78735-054-0

Urban Planning Against Poverty: How to Think and Do Better Cities in the Global South

By Jean-Claude Bolay. Springer, 2020, ISBN 9783030284190.

Societies Under Construction: Geographies, Sociologies and Histories of Building

Edited by Daniel Sage and Chloé Vitry. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, ISBN: 9783319739960.

Architecture and Resilience: Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Edited by Kim Trogal, Irena Bauman, Ranald Lawrence and Doina Petrescu. 2019, Routledge, ISBN: 9781138065819

Planning Cities with Nature

Planning Cities with Nature

Edited by Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira & Ian Mell. 2019, Springer, ISBN: 9783030018665

Building Performance Analysis

By Pieter de Wilde. Wiley Blackwell, 2018, ISBN: 9781119341925.

Corridors: Passages of Modernity

By Roger Luckhurst. Reaktion Books, 2019, ISBN: 9781789140538

Urban Lighting for People: Evidence-Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment

Edited by Navaz Davoudian. Routledge, 2019, ISBN: 9781859468210

The Architecture of Natural Cooling

By Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan and Juan Vallejo Routledge, 2020, ISBN: 9781138629073

Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

Edited by Joseph Allen and John Macomber. Harvard University Press, 2020, ISBN: 9780674237971

The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment

By Dean Hawkes. Routledge, 2020, ISBN: 9781138628984

Urban Energy Landscapes

by Vanesa Castán Broto. Cambridge University Press, 2019, ISBN: 9781108297868

Design Guide to Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation for Indian Residences

By Malcolm Cook, Yash Shukla, Rajan Rawal, Dennis Loveday, Luciano Caruggi de Faria and Charalampos Angelopoulos. 2020, Published by Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy, CEPT University, ISBN: 9781838031008.

Redeploying Urban Infrastructure: The Politics of Urban Socio-Technical Futures

By Jonathan Rutherford. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, ISBN: 9783030178871

The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement

Edited by Farhan Karim. Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 9781138889699

Disaster by Choice: How our Actions turn Natural Hazards into Catastrophes

By Ilan Kelman. Oxford University Press, 2020, ISBN: 9780198841340

Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management and Mitigation

Edited by Francesco Pomponi, Catherine de Wolf & Alice Moncaster. Springer, 2018, ISBN: 9783319727967

Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China

Edited by Zhongjie Lin and José L.S. Gámez. Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 9781138208995

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Energy housekeeping: intersections of gender, domestic labour and technologies
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Speculation beyond technology: building scenarios through storytelling
R M Dowsett, M S Green & C F Harty

Professional judgement: an institutional logic approach to contractor tender pricing
D Jefferies & L Schweber

Emerging technologies’ impacts on ‘man caves’ and their energy demand
Y Strengers, K Dahlgren & L Nicholls

The gender of smart charging
S Pink

Fire performance and regulatory considerations with modern methods of construction
B J Meacham

Who cares? How care practices uphold the decentralised energy order
K Lucas-Healey, H Ransan- Cooper, H Temby & A W Russell

Alternatives to air-conditioning: policies, design, technologies, behaviours [editorial]
B Ford, D Mumovic & R Rawal

Benchmarking energy performance: indicators and models for Dutch housing associations
H S van der Bent, H J Visscher, A Meijer & N Mouter

Emissions from a net-zero building in India: life cycle assessment
M Jain & R Rawal

Lack of adaptability in Brazilian social housing: impacts on residents
S B Villa, P B Vasconcellos, K C R de Bortoli & L B de Araujo

Participation in domestic energy retrofit programmes: key spatio- temporal drivers
E Mohareb, A Gillich & D Bristow

Embodied carbon of concrete in buildings, Part 2: are the messages accurate?
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An alternative approach to delivering safe, sustainable surgical theatre environments
C A Short, A W Woods, L Drumright, R Zia & N Mingotti

Adapting owner-occupied dwellings in the UK: lessons for the future
T Hipwood

Integrating low energy cooling & ventilation strategies in Indian residences
M J Cook, Y Shukla, R Rawal, C Angelopoulos, L Caruggi-De-Faria, D Loveday, E Spentzou, & J Patel

Balconies as adaptable spaces in apartment housing
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Inclusive Living: ageing, adaptations and future-proofing homes
V McCall

Residential geothermal air-conditioning: inhabitants’ comfort, behaviour and energy use
L Thomas, A Woods, R Powles, P Kalali, & S Wilkinson

Energy retrofit and passive cooling: overheating and air quality in primary schools
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Outdoor PM2.5 air filtration: optimising indoor air quality and energy
E Belias & D Licina

Architects’ ‘enforced togetherness’: new design affordances of the home
E Marco, M Tahsiri, D Sinnett & S Oliveira

Overheating assessment in Passivhaus dwellings: the influence of prediction tools
V L Goncalves, V Costanzo, K Fabbri & T Rakha

The use of apartment balconies: context, design & social norms
M Smektała & M Baborska-Narożny

Sharing a home under lockdown in London
F Blanc & K Scanlon

Projected climate data for building design: barriers to use
P Rastogi, A Laxo, L Cecil &D Overbey

Residents’ views on adaptable housing: a virtual reality-based study
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Can Personal Carbon Allowances Help Cities Reach Their Climate Targets?

Many cities throughout the world have set carbon and / or energy targets including renewable energy production and emissions reduction goals. Despite the commitment to take action, cities do not directly control the majority of the uses of energy or consumption-related sources of carbon emissions within their boundaries. Could a focus on household energy use, personal travel and consumption of material goods help to achieve this transition at city level? Tina Fawcett (University of Oxford), Kerry Constabile (University of Oxford) and Yael Parag (Reichman University) consider whether and how cities could harness personal carbon allowances in a practical manner.

Lessons from the Swiss Impulse Programme

The former Swiss 'Impulse programme' was a successful response to the 1970s energy crisis. It provides important lessons for today’s climate emergency about what governments, industry and academia can do to create a successful transition within the construction industry. Niklaus Kohler and Kurt Meier (both former members of the Construction and Energy Impulse programmes) reflect on key lessons for today about its implementation and how to sustain change over the short and long term.