Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector

  title={Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector},
  author={Diana {\"U}rge-Vorsatz and Radhika Khosla and Rob Bernhardt and Y Chan and David V{\'e}rez and Shan Hu and Luisa F. Cabeza},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
The building sector is responsible for 39% of process-related greenhouse gas emissions globally, making net- or nearly-zero energy buildings pivotal for reaching climate neutrality. This article reviews recent advances in key options and strategies for converting the building sector to be climate neutral. The evidence from the literature shows it is possible to achieve net- or nearly-zero energy building outcomes across the world in most building types and climates with systems, technologies… 

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