Sustainability database


Zero Carbon Habitation

Zero Carbon Habitation

The overarching aim of the project is to analyse the social aspects of sustainability as they relate to building design, energy use, and the daily practices of building occupants.




Dr Andrew Karvonen

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with James Evans

I am a Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism in the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

My research bridges the design disciplines and the social sciences with a particular focus on urban sustainability. I also have a decade of experience as an environmental and sustainability consultant and am a licensed engineer in the State of Washington.

Cities, Ecology, Politics, Sustainability, Development, Infrastructure, Planning, Technology, Technical assistance, Engagement, Design, Networks, Society, Research methods, History, Geography, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange