This survey is intended to provide a perspective on the effectiveness of actions that may reduce the emission of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The survey is being made available to a many individuals around the world who are engaged in the production of building materials or equipment, the design of buildings and infrastructure or the operation of completed structures or buildings.

The survey is designed to provide a bottom-up view of GHG reduction actions, to complement top-down policies and action plans developed by governments and large non-government organizations.  Analysis of date will be led by the University of Malta, but other relevant organizations will also have access to the raw data produced through this project.

The content and structure of the survey has been examined in a series of workshops held in conjunction with several research-oriented conferences that are part of an on-going series operated since 2000. The survey feedback workshops were held at SBE16 events in Torino, Hamburg, Malta and Utrecht during the first half of 2016, and valuable suggestions have influenced the final content of the survey.


The project is being developed by supported by the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) on behalf of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC) and three other international organizations including the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI,, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB,, and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, (FIDIC).

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