Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

White Rose Project


Understanding public perceptions and experiences of low carbon building materials.

This project is a pilot study to explore public perception of low carbon building materials. It will investigate public understanding and perception of any direct benefits, co-benefits or drawbacks from using these materials, through a series of deliberative workshops. It will then identify how public policy and designers could use this evidence to overcome existing barriers to the use of low carbon materials and thus accelerate their uptake.

This study is being tackled by a team of six multi-disciplinary researchers, led by Dr Katy Roelich at the University of Leeds. It is funded by The White Rose University Consortium ,a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York, with two researchers from each of these Universities:

University of Leeds

University of Sheffield

University of York

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The White Rose University Consortium

Research area(s)

Project dates

Start date: 
May 2016
End date: 
May 2017