Energy and Climate Change in Buildings

The bulk of India’s buildings are yet-to-be built, and their long lifespans make the risk of energy and carbon lock-in higher in India than anywhere else. At the same time, the early stages of India’s buildings sector provides an opportunity to examine and inform practices that will significantly influence the country’s energy, development, and climate change agenda. This work sets out to define India’s buildings stock as a field of socio-technical enquiry, with technical, institutional and behavioural levers that can reduce future energy demand and carbon emissions.