Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

This report proposes the greater use of low-carbon building materials in addressing the low-cost housing gap in cities. While not a technical design guide, this study provides a framework to support material selection in the design stages for low-cost housing. It takes a life cycle approach to material selection and minimizes the externalization of energy demands of materials throughout their life-cycle. The report also discusses supply chain considerations and the roles of key stakeholders.