tion, green buildings and other construction trends, and regional markets for best practices.
details the structure of the building industry, the obstacles to climate friendly building technologies and
practices, and the societal, economic, and technological drivers of change. Section 4 focuses on the
technical and economic potential for technologies and consumer actions to reduce GHG emissions in major
building subsectors. Section 5 extends the discussion to community and urban systems, describing the
effect of building densities and land use configurations on consumer and freight transport, on utility and
other infrastructure requirements, and on high efficiency energy systems such as district heating and
cooling. Section 6 discusses the policy options that could translate these various opportunities into reality.
The report ends with a summary of its findings and recommendations.
Towards a Climate Friendly