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Title:A Guide to Environmental Design and Assessment Tools
Author:Dr Greg Foliente, Dr Seongwon Seo and Dr Selwyn Tucker
Snippet:GEN 57 - This Note provides building design professionals and other project stakeholders with a consistent framework and an extensive basis for comparing the applicability and basic technical co...


Title:Non-Residential Building Environmental Rating Tools – A Review of the Australian Market
Author:Ania Hampton and Lauren Clay
Snippet:March 2016 | EDG 85 AH - There are a number of environmental rating tools for non-residential buildings in the Australian market. Some rate a project based on its design features, whereas others ...


Title:A summary of urban assessment tools for application in Australia
Author:Suzette Jackson
Snippet:February 2016 | EDG 84 SJ - With increasing world population, urbanization, and climatic changes impacting liveability there is a growing awareness of the urgent need for more sustainable and eco...


Title:Building the Scheme to Deliver Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions
Author:David Hood and Glenn Hedges
Snippet:GEN 78 - Australia’s infrastructure is critical for our economic well-being, but it also impacts significantly on our social and environmental capital. Unlike the property sector where there i...


Title:Building Environmental Performance Assessment: Methods and Tools
Author:Paul Downton
Snippet:EDG 70 PD - This note deals with the methods and tools for assessing the environmental performance of a building design in the early design phase of a building project. It describes building e...


Title:Sustainability Rating Tools – A snapshot study
Author:Dr Usha Iyer-Raniga and Kendra Wasiluk
Snippet:DES 70 | February 2007 - Worldwide, there are over one hundred tools dealing with various aspects of sustainability.  The aspects of sustainability included in the rating tools are different...


Title:Residential Building Sustainability Rating Tools in Australia
Author:Usha Iyer-Raniga, Trivess Moore and Kendra Wasiluk
Snippet:August 2014 | EDG 80 UR - The built environment is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change, primarily through the increasing demand for fossil fuel energy and increasing total n...


Title:Users' Perceptions of Health and Productivity in Sustainable Buildings
Author:George Baird and Hedda Ooosterhoff
Snippet:GEN 33 - Users of a range of commercial and institutional buildings in eleven countries have been surveyed to understand their perceptions of the performance of a range of factors – oper...


Title:The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)
Author:Roger Fay, Robert Vale and Paul Bannister
Snippet:GEN 56 - A number of design-based building environment rating systems are now available in Australia and are likely to improve the environmental performance of buildings.  NABERS was develo...


Title:Ecotourism Certification
Author:Jane Toner
Snippet:GEN 75 - The rapid growth of tourism over the last few decades has led to an increased demand by tourists wishing to experience pristine environments and fragile cultures.  As a consequence...


Title:Indoor Environment Quality, Design, and the Value of Facility Ecology
Author:Vyt Garnys
Snippet:TEC 22 - After 30 years of research into the health effects of Indoor Environment on occupants, there is now extensive research and assessment of the effects of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) ...


Title:Passivhaus: The pathway to low energy buildings in Australasia
Author:Clare Parry
Snippet:May 2017 | EDG 89 CP - The Passivhaus, or Passive House, standard is a rigorous, voluntary and performance-based standard, with fundamental objectives of thermal comfort and energy efficiency...


Title:Measuring Site Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
Author:Roger Fay
Snippet:GEN 59 - Biodiversity, the variety of life on earth, is required for the health of the natural environment and the continuation of the human species.  Though Australia has large endowments ...


Title:Designing Buildings that Actually Perform
Author:Dr Paul Bannister
Snippet:GEN 65 - The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR) scheme is a performance based rating scheme for office buildings. Although originally intended as a rating system for existing buildings...


Title:Mind the Gap: Predicted vs. Actual Performance of Green Buildings
Author:Brett Pollard
Snippet:EDG 66 BP - This paper reviews the major North American and Australian sustainability rating tools to determine how they measure building energy performance. It then reviews the major buildin...


Title:Vegetation and Habitat Conservation – a Strategic Framework
Author:Victor A Sposito
Snippet:DES 66 - This note outlines a framework to appraise the extent and quality of native vegetation, and identify significant habitats at strategic regional and local levels, namely a Vegetation and...


Title:Comparing Simulated to Actual Energy Consumption in Two Office Buildings
Author:Annie Egan
Snippet:DES 26 - This paper describes the modelling of two Australian office buildings in a capital city using building simulation. The energy use predicted by the building modelling is compared with...


Title:Winning Hearts and Minds: the role of emotion and logic in sustainable design decision making
Author:Gerard Healey
Snippet:August 2014 | EDG 81 GH - Tougher economic times have led to an increasing scrutiny of sustainability initiatives. Despite this, the environmental imperatives for action are not diminishing, wh...


Title:Design Guide and Principles for the Visual Assessment and Design of Wind Farms
Author:Dennis N Williamson
Snippet:DES 64 - This guide addresses visual resource, siting and design issues associated with wind farm development.  This is an introductory overview of the key visual resource issues that shoul...


Title:Comparative Service Life Assessment of Window Systems
Author:Nigel P Howard and John C Burgess
Snippet:PRO 9 - The BRANZ research organisation investigated the environmental implications of 51 alternative archetype window and door systems commonly available in the Australian domestic market, and ...


Title:A Practical Guide to Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings
Author:Dominique Hes
Snippet:May 2012 | EDG 72 DH - This note aims to provide an overview of how LCA is being applied in the building area, and to give practical guidance on using LCA and other life cycle approaches. It...


Title:40 Albert Road, South Melbourne: Designing for Sustainable Outcomes – A Review of Design Strategies, Building Performance and Users’ Perspectives
Author:Leena Thomas and Monica Vandenberg
Snippet:CAS 45 - 40 Albert Road, a refurbished 80's building, was the first building in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS water rating. Since re-opening in 2006 numerous ...


Title:Land Resource Assessment
Author:Victor Sposito
Snippet:GEN 37 - The note describes a new procedure for - (LRA).  It uses Multi-Criteria Evaluation Methods (MCE) in a Geographic Systems (GIS) environment. As an example, the LRA method is appli...


Title:November 2016 | EDG 88 JP Regenerative Development through LENSES with a case study of Seacombe West
Author:Josette Plaut, Brian Dunbar, Helene Gotthelf and Dominique Hes
Snippet:November 2016 | EDG 88 JP Regenerative Development through LENSES with a case study of Seacombe West Josette Plaut, Brian Dunbar, Helene Gotthelf and Dominique Hes Green building and sustainable devel...


Title:Life Cycle Energy Analysis
Author:Robert Crawford
Snippet:March 2012 | EDG 71 RC - - (LCEA) is a method of assessing both the operational and embodied energy of buildings over their lifetime. It is an easily-conducted form of Life Cycle Assessment (...


Title:Australian Ethical Investment Headquarters, 6 Star Green Star Office Refurbishment, Canberra
Author:Kevin Miller
Snippet:CAS 50 - The refurbishment of Trevor Pearcey House for the new Australian Ethical Investment Headquarters was designed by Collard Clarke Jackson Architects and in 2007 was the first building in ...


Title:Lighting at the New Australian Greenhouse Offices, Canberra
Author:David Oppenheim
Snippet:CAS 35 - The new Australian Greenhouse Offices in Canberra aimed to set new environmental standards, by halving the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of a standard building, achieving a be...


Title:AccuRate: 2nd Generation Nationwide House Energy Rating Software
Author:Tony Isaacs
Snippet:DES 23 - This note, DES 23, previously described the NatHERS software and was originally published in November 1998 by John Ballinger.  The software has now been extensively upgraded ...


Title:Mobile Architecture and Built Environment Laboratory (MABEL) – a Building Performance Evaluation Tool
Author:Mark B Luther and Dirk A Schwede
Snippet:DES 69 - This paper describes the Mobile Architecture and Built Environment Laboratory (MABEL) and its application for systematic building performance evaluation for compliance testing, commissi...


Title:Urban Planning for Sustainability
Author:Matthew Ulterino
Snippet:GEN 17 - In order to deliver sustainability in the built environment, planning policies and statutory requirements need to consider environmental, social, and economic concerns simultaneously.&n...


Title:Applying Expert Opinion to Domestic Building Energy Assessment
Author:Emilis Prelgauskas
Snippet:TEC 21 - This Note considers expert judgement as one of several stated assessing methods approved for compliance with the Building Code of Australia's Performance Requirements for housing energy...


Title:Thermal Comfort in School Buildings in the Tropics
Author:Kerrie Prescott
Snippet:DES 42 - In the mid 1990's the 'need' to mechanically air condition school buildings became a political issue in North Queensland. Research suggests that school children are susceptible to heat ...


Title:Marketing Ecologically Sustainable Design Skills
Author:David Brown
Snippet:GEN 5 - This paper, Gen 5, was originally published in May 1995. It has now been fully reviewed by the author and republished to reflect updates to the topic since original publication. Buildin...


Title:Sustainable Water Use – Efficient then Effective
Author:Cynthia Mitchell, Andrea Turner and Stuart White
Snippet:DES 27 - Sustainable water systems will meet water service needs at the lowest cost to society and with the lowest environmental impact through maximising water use efficiency first, then maximi...


Title:The Environmental Impact of Building Materials
Author:Andrew Walker-Morison, Tim Grant & Scott McAlister
Snippet:PRO 7 - Centre for Design, RMIT University This note reviews the quantities and types of building materials use internationally and in Australia, with projected trends for Australia to 2055. It...


Title:Properties and Rating Systems for Glazings, Windows and Skylights (Including Atria)
Author:Peter Lyons
Snippet:PRO 32 - International research and product development has resulted from partnerships between the research community and the world's leading glass, window and skylight companies.  This has...


Title:On-site Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
Author:Phillip Geary, David Stafford and Joe Whitehead
Snippet:DES 24 - This note includes descriptions of the different systems used for the on-site treatment and disposal/reuse of domestic wastewaters from residential developments in non-sewered areas in ...


Title:An Ecological Design Strategy for the Planning and Development of Healthy Urban Habitat
Author:Allen Kearns, Guy Barnett and Andrew Nolan
Snippet:DES 68 - This Ecological Design Strategy is based on systems thinking where a particular development is placed within its local social-ecological setting and bioregional context.  Ecologica...


Title:The Erskine Building, Canterbury University, Christchurch – A Case Study of Building Performance
Author:George Baird
Snippet:CAS 56 - George Baird, author of Sustainable Buildings in Practice – What the Users Think, presents a post-occupancy evaluation of Canterbury University’s Erskine Building. Although it has b...


Title:Santos Headquarters, Adelaide – 5 Star Green Star CBD Office Tower
Author:Chris Watkins, Christie Medhurst and Graham Dyus
Snippet:CAS 51 - Santos Headquarters was the first building in South Australia to achieve both the 5 Star Green Star Office Design and the 5 Star Green Star Office As-Built certified ratings. It also ac...


Title:Building Energy Brief for Commercial and Public Buildings
Author:Sustainable Energy Authority
Snippet:DES 34 - Taylor Oppenheim Architects, Lincolne Scott Australia, Clifton Project Management and Sustainable Solutions This note, DES 34, originally published in May 2000, was reviewed by David C...


Title:Life Cycle Assessment of Forest and Wood Products in Australia
Author:Selwyn Tucker, Jacqui England, Murray Hall, Barrie May, Pene Mitchell, Rob Rouwette and Seongwon Seo
Snippet:PRO 37 - Sustainability imperatives are starting to drive business decisions and government policies.  As solutions are sought to developing environmental assessments, it is important to...


Title:Thermal Performance of an Energy Efficient House in a Dry Temperate Climate
Author:Elizabeth Karol and Terrance McMinn
Snippet:DES 22 - In 2003 a demonstration home was constructed by a local authority in Perth to raise public awareness of practical ways to reduce the energy needs for heating and cooling. The house was...


Title:Energy Systems, Appliances and Equipment
Author:Alan Pears
Snippet:DES 37 - Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd This note, DES 37, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by the original author in June 2005.  The information herein is considered conte...


Title:THE COSTS OF URBAN SPRAWL - PREDICTING TRANSPORT GREENHOUSE GASES FROM URBAN FORM PARAMETERS
Author:Roman Trubka, Peter Newman and Darren Bilsborough
Snippet:GEN 84 - This is one of three companion papers taken from a study that assesses the comparative costs of urban redevelopment with the costs of greenfield development. The first paper, GEN 83:...


Title:How to Approach Material Selection for Waste Minimisation – A Guide for Dealing with Material Suppliers
Author:John Gertsakis and Tim Grant
Snippet:PRO 22 - This note, PRO 22, originally published in November 1999, was reviewed by Andrew Walker-Morison and Tim Grant in September 2004.  This summary page includes recent updates to the t...


Title:Advanced Glazing Systems in Commercial Buildings
Author:PC Thomas and Leena Thomas
Snippet:PRO 19 - This note PRO 19, originally published in August 1998, was reviewed by PC Thomas and Leena Thomas in June 2003. Considerable advances in the technology and application of glazing system...





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