Getting to Zero: International Perspectives on Low Carbon Housing

This international workshop was organised as part of the Zero Carbon Habitation research project.

Low and zero carbon housing has emerged as an icon of European policy ambition to reduce national carbon emissions. In response, policymakers have devised regulations and incentive programmes while urban development actors have translated these measures into economic models, marketing strategies, and new housing typologies. The one-day workshop set out to compare and contrast the formulation, interpretation, and translation of low carbon residential strategies in different national contexts. Using a sociotechnical understanding of development and design, researcher presented their findings on low and zero carbon housing in Denmark, Norway, Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The workshop included presentations from Harald Rohracher (Linköping University), Eli Støa (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Michael Ornetzeder (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Maj-Britt Quitzau and Jens Stissing Jensen (Aalborg University Copenhagen), Simon Guy and Andrew Karvonen (University of Manchester), and Heather Lovell (University of Edinburgh).

For a detailed summary of the workshop see the link below.


Event Information

Date: 28 February 2013Location: The University of ManchesterTime: 10am-5pm

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