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Title:Climate Change and Sustainability
Author:Graeme I Pearman
Snippet:GEN 68 - During the 20th century the earth warmed by about 0.6°C, primarily due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  Consequent to this were changes to the character...


Title:Climate Change Adaptation for Building Designers: An Introduction
Author:Mark Snow and Deo Prasad
Snippet:EDG 66 MSa - Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, there is growing awareness that desi...


Title:The Climate-Adaptive Vernacular Architecture of Asia-Pacific
Author:Carol Marra
Snippet:May 2011 | EDG 67 CM - Carol Marra This note is based on research undertaken as part of a Churchill Fellowship, which included field study in Vigan City, the Philippines; Fujian, China; and Centr...


Title:Living Walls – A Way to Green the Built Environment
Author:Susan Loh
Snippet:TEC 26  - Green or living walls is an emerging technology that integrates vegetation into the built environment.  This paper looks at the benefits that living walls can offer to our bu...


Title:GHG Emission Reduction in Buildings – How Does Emissions Trading Relate?
Author:Alan Pears
Snippet:GEN 80 - The paper Building Energy/Climate Change Regulation and Emissions Trading: How will they interact? was written for the Australian Building Codes Board in March 2008. It has been updated...


Title:GHG Emission Reduction in Buildings – The Need for Further Policy Beyond Emissions Trading 
Author:Alan Pears
Snippet:GEN 81 - The paper Building Energy/Climate Change Regulation and Emissions Trading: How will they interact? was written for the Australian Building Codes Board in March 2008. It has been updated...


Title:Design Considerations for the Australian Alps
Author:Beau B. Beza
Snippet:DES 3 - Design in the Australian Alps provides a unique challenge for professionals, possibly more so than in urban environments such as Melbourne or Sydney. Professionals must accommodate an un...


Title:Beyond Carbon Neutrality: Strategies for Reductive and Restorative Sustainability
Author:David Baggs
Snippet:Sept 2010 | PRO 38 - David Baggs looks at the role of the built environment in our un-sustainability and explores the full spectrum of strategies and solutions as to how our buildings might beco...


Title:Phase Change Materials – Overview
Author:Phil Sheppard
Snippet:TEC 20 - Centre for Sustainable Engineering, UK This paper introduces phase change materials (PCMs) as an alternative energy storage methodology to current latent heat exchange systems commonly...


Title:Residential Retrofitting: Current Practice and Emerging Directions – Summary of a BEIIC Report
Author:M Dave, D Prasad
Snippet:GEN 86 - Residential buildings account for around 13 per cent of the Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and numerous studies have identified energy efficiency in residential buildings as on...


Title:Low-Energy Design in the United Arab Emirates–Drivers and Urban Design Principles
Author:Peter St.Clair
Snippet:DES 29 - Climate responsive design and traditional design elements of the Persian Gulf may provide a basis for low-energy design. Current building models employed in the United Arab Emirates are...


Title:Balancing Place and Sustainability in Metropolitan Planning
Author:Robert McGauran
Snippet:GEN 74 - While continual change and evolution has been an enduring characteristic of the Australian city, the magnitude, speed and complexity of the emerging population and environmental pressur...


Title:James Street Market, Brisbane - A Subtropical Retail Case Study
Author:Rosemary Kennedy and Charmaine Kai
Snippet:CAS 57 - In the Australian subtropics, high rainfall, warm weather and humidity present unique challenges and opportunities for the architects tasked with designing eco-sensitive projects. The J...


Title:Travel Demand Management – Reducing the Negative Impacts of the Car
Author:Elizabeth Ampt
Snippet:GEN 48 - Steer Davies Gleave While the car is an essential part of our lives and has had a key role in determining urban form in the western world, it is also creating frustrating and damaging ...


Title:GEN 72
Author:Nicholas Low
Snippet: - Planning the Green City Nicholas Low This paper builds an argument that is developed more fully in the book The Green City, Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs.  It starts with a discus...


Title:Adjusting Building Thermostats for Environmental Gains – A Pilot Study
Author:Rosemary Kennedy, Wendy Miller, Jennifer Summerville, Maree Heffernan and Susan Loh
Snippet:DES 72  - DES 71: Adjusting Building Thermostats for Environmental Gains – Understanding the Issues; and DES 72: - This summary covers both of these companion papers. There has been...


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: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:DES 76 Carbon Emissions from Dwellings - Transitioning to Zero Carbon Housing
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Snippet:DES 76 Carbon Emissions from Dwellings - Transitioning to Zero Carbon Housing Peter Newton and Selwyn Tucker The residential sector has been identified as one of the most prospective for signific...


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:Sustainable Communities
Author:Danielle McCartney and John Doggart
Snippet:GEN 62 - As Australia faces a number of challenges, including water shortages, rising fuel costs, expanding population and insufficient land, resources and services to support it in a sustainabl...


Title:Construction Details for Cool Temperate Climates
Author:AuSES (December 2012)
Snippet:EDG 76 AuSES 1 - This note was prepared by Robert McGregor of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). It outlines the appropriate detailing for Tasmania’s co...


Title:EDG 76 AuSES 2 - Thermal Mass for Cool Temperate Climates
Author:AuSES (December 2012)
Snippet:EDG 76 AuSES 2 - This note was prepared by Detlev Geard of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). It makes recommendations as to the application of thermal ma...


Title:Implementing Energy Efficiency and ESD from a Development Perspective
Author:David Hood
Snippet:GEN 60 - This note discusses the difficulties currently being experienced in implementing Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) from a development perspective.  It looks at what motiva...


Title:Sustainable Design – A Client Briefing
Author:Lorina Nervegna
Snippet:DES 5 - This paper was originally published in August 1995 and reviewed by the BDP Environment Design Guide Planning and Development Committee in November 2000. It has now been fully revised and...


Title:Design for Adaptability — An Introduction to the Principles and Basic Strategies
Author:Peter Graham
Snippet:Feb 2005 | GEN 66 - Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment, UNSW This note introduces the concept of Design for Adaptability as an essential strategy for creating sustainable buildings.&nbs...


Title:Climate Responsive Design: Cooling Systems for Hot Arid Climates
Author:Emilis Prelgauskas
Snippet:EDG 65 EP - In hot arid climates, cooling is the dominant need in order to attain comfort. In this paper, architect Emilis Prelgauskas highlights the natural forces (wind, solar gain, moisture...


Title:Pemberton House, Hobart – Implementing Thermal Design Principles for Housing in a Cool Temperate Climate
Author:Detlev Geard
Snippet:CAS 49 - This case study looks at the passive heating design principles adopted in a Tasmanian House, discusses the designers consideration of the interplay between solar aperture, insulation an...


Title:Timber and Wood Products From Environmentally Certified Forests and Plantations – Overview
Author:Andrew Walker-Morison
Snippet:PRO 33 - Rapid advancement and change within Australia's predominant timber certification schemes has led to the revision of the original November 2004 paper PRO 33: Timber and Wood Products fro...


Title:Economics of Sustainable Building
Author:Caroline J Mackley
Snippet:GEN 44 - Senior Cost Planner – Sustainable Development, Bov This note discusses the economics of sustainable design and development strategies, as it relates to built facilities in Australia....


Title:Timber and Wood Products From Environmentally Certified Forests and Plantations – Background
Author:Andrew Walker-Morison
Snippet:PRO 34 - Rapid advancement and change within Australia's predominant timber certification schemes has led to the revision of the original November 2004 paper PRO 33: Timber and Wood Products fro...


Title:Towards Sustainable Urbanism
Author:Evan J Jones
Snippet:GEN 71 - 'Sustainable Urbanism' encompasses Australian urban design and transportation practices that seek to create vibrant, liveable communities.  This approach proposes the creation of c...


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:Timber and Wood Products from Environmentally Certified Forests and Plantations – In Australia
Author:Andrew Walker-Morison
Snippet:PRO 35 - Rapid advancement and change within Australia's predominant timber certification schemes has led to the revision of the original November 2004 paper PRO 33: Timber and Wood Products fro...


Title:BCA Section J and Commercial Building Facade Design
Author:Michael Shaw
Snippet:EDG 66 MS - To address the growing contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by the commercial building sector, in 2010 minimum energy performance requirements were introduced into...


Title:Getting the Best out of Refrigerant-Cycle Chillers
Author:Dr Paul Bannister
Snippet:TEC 13 - The combination of Australia’s warm climate and the presence of significant internal heat loads means that the operation of our commercial building stock is dominated by the need to p...


Title:Green roofs for energy efficiency – a simulation study in Australian climates
Author:November 2016 | EDG 88 AA Green roofs for energy efficiency – a simulation study in Australian climates Arjun Adhikari and Warwick Savvas with contributing reviewer Ian Dixon
Snippet:November 2016 | EDG 88 AA Green roofs for energy efficiency – a simulation study in Australian climates Arjun Adhikari and Warwick Savvas with contributing reviewer Ian Dixon This paper describes ho...


Title:BCA Section J and Commercial Building Facade Design
Author:Michael Shaw
Snippet:February 2015 | EDG 82 MS - To address the growing contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by the commercial building sector, the minimum energy performance requirements in the Nat...


Title:Low-energy hot water systems
Author:Noy Hildebrand
Snippet:December 2015 | EDG 83 NH - Water heating accounts for around a quarter of household energy use in Australia. Low-energy water heating systems can reduce energy used for heating water by 60 to 80 per ...


Title:NCC Section J and Commercial Building Facade Design – 2016 update
Author:Michael Shaw
Snippet:May 2016 | EDG 86 MS - To address the growing contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by the commercial building sector, Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One ...


Title:Adjusting Building Thermostats for Environmental Gains – Understanding the Issues
Author:Rosemary Kennedy, Wendy Miller, Jennifer Summerville, Maree Heffernan and Susan Loh
Snippet:DES 71  - DES 71: - ; and DES 72: Adjusting Building Thermostats for Environmental Gains – A Pilot Study This summary covers both of these companion papers. There has been increasing ...


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:Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cooling and Air Conditioned Buildings at the Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India
Author:Leena Thomas and George Baird
Snippet:CAS 42 - Post occupancy evaluations of buildings are noted for their ability to provide vital feedback regarding a building's performance in use.  In addition to obtaining physical measurem...





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