The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) was developed in response to the challenge of creating a more sustainable built environment. Its intention is to be an internationally recognized research institution that accelerates the adoption of sustainable building technologies and sustainable urban development practices in society. Research within the Centre engages issues related to, and which shape, sustainable buildings and urban development patterns. Such research requires understanding complex cross-scale and cross-discipline issues and developing new concepts and tools that are integrative, synthetic and which actively create positive synergies between systems.
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