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Penn State University Libraries’ Open Publishing unit recently published a digital bibliography, Global Building Network, which houses resources to support the Global Building Network (GBN), a joint initiative between Penn State and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Established in 2018, GBN coordinates a worldwide effort to engage and convene a transdisciplinary group of stakeholders and partnerships to accelerate the development of research, education and case studies on the benefits of high-performance buildings. It aims to advance building science, construction processes and building management to create an international framework that will make buildings more sustainable, more efficient and healthier for people.
The bibliography is part of a GBN initiative to develop knowledge platforms for online information sharing in partnership with stakeholders from academia, public and private practice, and community sector organizations. Currently, the bibliography contains more than 170 resources related to buildings and built environments, ranging from the impacts of COVID-19 to energy efficiency and lead poisoning.