What Colour Is Your Building?- 30 Minute Summary

A free 30 minute summary of David Clark’s book 'What Colour is Your Building?' can be downloaded here.

The book was published in 2013 by RIBA Publishing and is available to purchase from RIBA Bookshops, Amazon and other technical booksellers. It has received widespread acclaim as an accessible and practical guide to reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in buildings.

In his foreword, Sir David King, the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, states that the book ‘has a key role to play in the development of a new approach to sustainable urban environments’ and ‘challenges all those involved in the built environment – policy makers, planners, designers, builders, managers and occupants – to focus on the issues that make a difference’

For more information on the book, and to download the free electronic appendices, go to www.whatcolourisyourbuilding.com.

The Information Papers (1-9, 10-18, 19-27 & 28-36) and the Whole Carbon Footprint Tool can be downloaded from the Cundall Knowledge Hub site.


‘Debunking myths and providing a simple step by step guide to measuring and minimising real energy use, this is essential reading' – Paul King, CEO of UK Green Building Council

‘An indispensable read for anyone who is serious about tackling carbon emissions’ – Richard Francis, Chair of BCSC Low Carbon Working Group

'A very good and timely read’ – Pooran Desai, OBE, co-founder BioRegional and International Director, One Planet Communities

‘Compulsory reading for all built environment students’ – Miles Keeping, Partner of Deloitte Real Estate and Chairman of Investment Property Forum Sustainability Interest Group

‘Essential reading for all sustainable construction and property practitioners' – Steven Borncamp, co-Director of Construction21: International and Founding President of Romania Green Building Council

‘Remarkable common sense' – Andrew McNaughton, CEO Balfour Beatty plc and Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

‘Guidance and data is clearly presented and in a straightforward way free from jargon’ – Professor John Connaughton, University of Reading, School of Construction Management and Engineering

‘Lucid and comprehensive’ –  Rab Bennetts, OBE, Director, Bennetts Associates

‘David's call to action rings true’ – S. Richard Fedrizzi, Chairman of World Green Building Council and President, CEO and Founding Chair of U.S. Green Building Council


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