The voluntary program series, Part 4: Government as knowledge broker for low-carbon buildings

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-4-government-as-knowledge-broker-for-low-carbon-buildings/79037 In this post I will address a second dominant type of voluntary program for low-carbon buildings, which seek to generate and share knowledge on how to develop and use low-carbon buildings. The programs I have studied all set ambitious targets in terms of the number of low-carbon buildings they... Continue Reading →

The voluntary program series, Part 3: the muddy business of low-carbon building certification and classification

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-voluntary-program-series-part-3-the-muddy-business-of-low-carbon-building-certification-and-classification/78944   In the previous posts I discussed the difficulty of regulating low-carbon building development and transformation; and the move towards voluntary programs in this area. In this and the next two posts I will address three dominant designs of voluntary programs for low-carbon buildings I have studied in Australia,... Continue Reading →

The voluntary program series, Part 2: rewards and enforcement

First published on the Fifth Estate: http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/spinifex/the-value-and-limits-of-voluntary-programs-for-low-carbon-buildings/78807 In my first article I explained why voluntary programs have become popular in governing the transition to a low-carbon built environment. In this post I explore voluntary programs and their rapid uptake in a wide range of sectors and countries in more depth. I specifically address expectations about how... Continue Reading →

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