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Title:Embodied Energy of Building Materials
Author:Bill Lawson
Snippet:Aug 2006 | PRO 2 - The building and construction industry is a major consumer of energy, from the extraction of raw materials for building components through to the energy required to transport ...


Title:Building Materials Selection – Greenhouse Strategies
Author:Dr Graham Treloar and Dr Roger Fay
Snippet:DES 35 - This note, DES 35, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Dr Graham Treloar in June 2005. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication. This N...


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:A Survey of Chemical Risks in the Built Environment
Author:John Gelder
Snippet:PRO 5 - This note, PRO 5, originally published in February 1996, was revised and re-written by John Gelder in February 2001. Toxicity of materials is an issue which crops up at all stages of th...


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: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: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:Sustainable Housing Using Lightweight Cellular Concrete
Author:Swee Mak, Seongwon Seo, Michael Ambrose, Leigh Gesthuizen
Snippet:PRO 1 - Using lightweight technologies, such as precast cellular concrete wall panels, provides an opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of construction materials, through the gen...


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:Operating a Building for the Next 20 Years
Author:Lex Dewar
Snippet:GEN 64 - The operational stage of a building accounts for up to 65 per cent of the life cycle cost.  However the ability of the Facility Manager to deliver a high performance building envir...


Title:Renewable Resources – A Survey of Materials
Author:John Gelder
Snippet:PRO 11 - This note PRO 11, originally published in August 1996, was completely revised by John Gelder in November 2002. Renewable materials can be sourced from the wild or cultivated. This Note...


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: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:Introduction to Building Material Durability
Author:Stephen Meyer and Adrian Bennett
Snippet:PRO 16 - This note PRO 16, originally published in November 1997, was reviewed by Adrian Bennett in November 2002. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication. Buil...


Title:Managing and Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Architectural Coatings
Author:Peter Wilson and Petar Johnson
Snippet:PRO 28 - Australian Environmental Labelling Association Inc This article provides an overview of the environmental impacts of architectural coatings through an analysis of the key environmental...


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:Towards Sustainable Steel
Author:Ignatius Verbeek
Snippet:PRO 26 - Steel is amongst the most widely utilised materials in modern society and has an important role to play in sustainable development.  Steel has a number of environmental impacts whi...


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: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:The Relationship Between Housing Density and Built-Form Energy Use
Author:Karen Wright
Snippet:EDG 65 KW - Urban planner Karen Wright takes a critical look at the relationship between increased housing density and built-form energy use.Increased urban density is promoted as a means to r...


Title:Electric Lighting – Emerging Technologies – Light Sources and their Intrinsic Control Gear
Author:David J Martin
Snippet:TEC 9 - In striving to protect our natural environment, one of the main challenges we face in designing the built environment, is to convince ourselves to use the latest technologies and accept ...


Title:Environmentally Improved Office Furniture – A Guide to the Key Issues Including Specification Guidelines
Author:John Gertsakis and Kirsty Máté
Snippet:PRO 27 - EcoDesign and Sustainable Product Development are moving beyond energy efficient whitegoods and water conserving tap ware.  There is now a rapidly growing level of environmental ac...


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:Embodied Water of Construction
Author:Dr Graham Treloar, Michael McCormack, Dr Laurence Palmowski and Professor Roger Fay
Snippet:May 2004 | GEN 58 - Water is a fundamental aspect of all living things. Since 1900, overall water consumption has increased ten times. Consequently many countries are feeling the effects of w...


Title:An Overview of Operational Energy Minimisation Technologies from Green Building Challenge ’98
Author:David Shipworth
Snippet:TEC 7 - This paper is yet to be reviewed.  It will be reviewed at a later date.  This note showcases a range of the operational energy minimisation technologies in evidence at the Gree...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design – the Journey Thus Far
Author:Tony H F Wong
Snippet:DES 11 - This paper was first published in the Australian Journal of Water Resources, and is reprinted with the kind permission of Engineers Australia.  This paper presents an overview of t...


Title:Thermal Mass and Insulation for Temperate Climates
Author:Ania Hampton
Snippet:EDG 65 AH - There is still a lot of confusion in the design professions about the difference between insulation and thermal mass. In her paper, practicing ESD consultant Ania Hampton clarifie...


Title:Ecological Waste: Rethinking the Nature of Waste
Author:Janis Birkeland
Snippet:GEN 6  - Professor of Architecture, Queensland University of Technology The design and construction fields have a central role to play in moving toward a 'zero waste' economy. Total resour...


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:An Introduction to Water Sensitive Design
Author:Tim Waldock
Snippet:DES 13 - This note DES 13, originally published in November 1996, was reviewed by Tim Waldock in November 2001.  This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication.&nb...


Title:Changing the Signs: Pedestrian-Friendly Design
Author:Helen Jennings and Bronwen Machin
Snippet:GEN 46 - The current design of our cities and streetscapes provides excellent access and mobility for people in cars while providing limited access for those without.  This sends the messag...


Title:Design for Disassembly – Themes and Principles
Author:Philip Crowther
Snippet:August 2005 | DES 31 - The disassembly of buildings to recover materials and components for future reuse is not widely practiced in the modern construction industry.  This note covers a ran...


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:Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
Author:Mark Snow and Deo Prasad
Snippet:EDG 68 MS - This note deals with architectural issues associated with photovoltaic (PV) power systems integrated into building design. It follows on from EDG note TEC 4, ‘Photovoltaic Cells ...


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:Cohousing – An Introduction to a Residential Alternative
Author:Greg Bamford
Snippet:DES 17 - Cohousing emerged in Denmark and the Netherlands almost 40 years ago as a housing type that aimed to create neighbourhood communities that did not sacrifice the privacy of individual ho...


Title:Towards Prefabricated Sustainable Housing – An Introduction
Author:Mark B Luther
Snippet:TEC 28 - Prefabricated building systems are once again gaining popularity. The new prefabricated paradigm offers the integration of several approaches previously ignored: automated manufactur...


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: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:The Integrated Design Process of CH2
Author:Stephen Webb
Snippet:February 2005 | CAS 36 - Council House 2 (CH2) is a sustainable office building designed for the City of Melbourne. It meets the Council’s long-term need to house staff and breathes new life into an...


Title:Planning and Design for Bushfire Protection
Author:Nigel Bell
Snippet:DES 55 - Bushfires are a natural part of Australian landscape ecology.  However increasing pressure is being placed on building design professionals to be proactive in planning, design and ...


Title:District Cooling Case Study–James Cook University, Townsville
Author:
Snippet:CAS 54 - Craig McClintock James Cook University is building the largest central energy chilled water plant, incorporating stratified chilled water storage, in Australia. The plant will provide th...


Title:Positive Development: Designing for Net Positive Impacts
Author:Janis Birkeland
Snippet:GEN 4 - This paper challenges the prevalent 'green building' design approach that treats nature as a resource rather than a living eco-system(s), and aims only to minimise the net negative impac...


Title:Enabling play friendly places
Author:Jenny Donovan
Snippet:August 2016 | EDG 87 JD - A balanced mix of play activities is critical to a child’s development. However for many children in Australia, as elsewhere in the developed world, the proportion of ac...


Title:A More Sustainable Approach to Urban Freeway Vegetation Design and Management
Author:Stephen Thorpe and Peter May
Snippet:DES 58 - Freeways are important components of the urban landscape and they must service functional, aesthetic and social requirements.  This guide examines the sustainability of urban freew...


Title:Timber use in Residential Construction and Demolition
Author:Fabiano Ximenes, Misheck Kapambwe and Rodney Keenan
Snippet:PRO 36 - Residential construction accounts for about 70 per cent of the total volume of sawn timber consumed in Australia, with the majority of the wood used for framing applications. Wood produ...


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:Bushfires and Building – An Introduction
Author:Nigel Bell
Snippet:GEN 53 - Bushfires have long been an integral part of the Australian landscape ecology, with a unique symbiosis between plants, soils and fire.  Whilst the aboriginal people used fire as pa...


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: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...





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