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Climate action reports

The climate emergency is the biggest challenge facing our planet and our profession.

This collection of climate action reports includes RIBA’s work to date, addressing the ways climate change impacts the sector.

Homes for Heroes

September 2022

Our report on solving the energy efficiency crisis in England’s interwar suburbs.

Built for the Environment report

May 2022

This global report, produced by RIBA in partnership with Architects Declare, makes the case that the built environment must drastically reduce its carbon emissions to work towards net zero.

2020 and 2021 reports: A Decade of Action: RIBA Members and the Sustainable Development Goals

November 2021

Following the 2020 report, a second survey was carried out in 2021, charting the progress the architectural community has made in moving towards a shared sustainable future. Complementing the previous report, the 2021 publication examines findings of a member survey on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), charting the progress made, and exploring how the SDGs are being furthered in practice.

Greener Homes - decarbonising the housing stock

December 2020

This report outlines a full audit of the UK government’s energy efficiency policies, investigates government taxation and spending levers that are available to influence the energy efficiency of our housing stock, and makes recommendations to HM Treasury.

Post Occupancy evaluation guidance

November 2020

Read our latest guidance and policy report on Post Occupancy and Building Performance Evaluation and learn how to embed this service in your practice and projects.

Find out more about RIBA's work on sustainability and climate action.

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