This report describes the wider context, objectives, methodology, and findings of a two-year research project entitled MaS-SHIP. Funded by the United Nations Environment’s Sustainable Buildings and Construction programme of the 10 Year Framework Programme. MaS-SHIP has produced a comprehensive data framework, tools, evidence-based knowledge, insights and policy recommendations for mainstreaming sustainable social housing in India.
A socio-technical approach was adopted in the research, bringing together primary and secondary data collection with both quantitative and qualitative assessments, using literature review, stakeholder engagement, online and field surveys, statistical tests, and thermal simulations. The construction and policy ecosystem were examined to identify barriers and opportunities in adopting sustainable building materials and related design and construction practices, so as to develop policy recommendations.