DATA-DRIVEN CLIMATE ACTION

At the intersection of building performance and human behavior.

We use diverse data and computational methods to better understand urban energy dynamics and develop data-driven policies to support climate action and long-term sustainability goals.

Driving energy and GHG emission reductions in cities.

Our urban sustainability research is grounded in the collection, integration, analysis, and visualization of data to drive meaningful impact in climate action, social sustainability, and community resilience through evidence-based and data-informed policy.

 

Current and recent project descriptions are available below.

 

Energy Benchmarking and Building Performance

Our work is bringing new insight to city energy policy and planning by connecting data science, engineering, urban planning, and behavioral economics.

The Building Data Repository (BDR)

This comprehensive, continually updated database of building data covers physical, zoning, lot, design, energy use, water use, GHG emissions, use, occupancy, occupant type, and systems data for more than 40 cities across 15 countries, drawn from public and private sector records.

The Green Building Regulation Database (GBRD)

The GBRD includes data for 200 cities on green building incentives and regulations, green building market share, and economic, political, social, and infrastructure characteristics.

The Resilience to Emergencies and Disasters Index Database (REDI)

The REDI Database consists of neighborhood-level risk and resilience indicators across social, environmental, economic, and infrastructure systems.

Recent Projects

Recent Publications