Earthworks has just published an article on Zambian pilot sustainable housing projects that Gauge provided sustainability technical guidance and evaluation support. The pilot housing aims to identify appropriate construction methodologies and designs that can be used as models for large-scale affordable housing projects in Zambia. Projects were undertaken by Lafarge, People’s Housing Process, ILO and UNEP and were constructed on a range of sites throughout Zambia. Gauge provided technical input which aimed to ensure that housing maximized local content, were affordable, could be easily maintained and were highly energy and water efficient. Gauge also used the Sustainable Building Assessment Tool (SBAT) as a standardized assessment methodology to evaluate pilots and provide detailed technical recommendations for improvements.