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Addressing Climate Change with Low Cost Green Housing

November 15, 2011

In November 2011, the Housing Finance Team completed the study “Addressing Climate Change with Low Cost Green Housing”, funded by the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD).

This project has focused on taking an integrated approach to addressing the issues of low-cost sustainable technology systems, their large-scale replication and their socio-economic and cultural acceptance for affordable housing. While the results may be useful in other developing countries, the focus in this study is India.

The key outputs and findings of the study have been focused on the following:

  • Identifying technically viable and socially acceptable "green" alternatives, including passive measures
  • Quantifying energy consumption (embodied and operational energy) and environmental impacts
  • Identifying barriers to the supply chain
  • Strategic recommendations for scale-up of affordable green housing

Project Document Download:

IndiaAddressing Climate Change with Low Cost Green Housing Project Report - released in Dec. 2011 (pdf)

Mumbai, IndiaInformality and Disaster Vulnerability - Main Report (pdf)

Mumbai, India:  Informality and Disaster Vulnerability - Situation Analysis (pdf)

Mumbai, India:  Informality and Disaster Vulnerability - Building Guidelines (pdf)

Mumbai, India:  Manual for Improving Construction in Informal settlements (pdf)

KenyaAddressing Climate Change with Low-Cost Green Housing Final Report, released in May 2012 (pdf)

Kigali, RwandaInformality and Disaster Vulnerability (pdf)