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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: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:Revisiting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Author:Deo Prasad, Shailja Chandra and Matt Fisher
Snippet:DES 2 - The previous version of this DES 2 (Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings by Deo Prasad May 1995) emphasised the need for including fundamental concepts of energy efficiency such as ...


Title:Identifying and Implementing Energy Efficient Practices and Technologies to Existing Non-Residential Buildings
Author:George Fitzpatrick
Snippet:TEC 14 - Much of Australia’s non-residential building stock is of an age that preceded the digital era of technology and whilst performing satisfactorily from an occupant’s point of view, do...


Title:Drivers of Energy and Water Efficiency in Commercial Office Buildings
Author:Paul Bannister
Snippet:DES 79 - This paper summarises a study that looked at the factors that influence both energy and water efficiency for commercial office buildings. Using NABERS ratings for both of these, compa...


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:Newcastle CSIRO Energy Centre
Author:Jason Veale
Snippet:CAS 43 - The CSIRO's Energy Centre at Newcastle has many innovative energy saving and renewable energy generation systems.  The Centre explores new methods of using a mix of natural ventila...


Title:Energy Management and Occupant Well-Being through Integrated Lighting Control
Author:Steve Coyne
Snippet:TEC 16 - There are significant opportunities to effect an improvement in the energy efficiency and energy management of lighting systems in buildings through integrated lighting controls. This i...


Title:Carbon Emissions from Domestic Appliances
Author:Peter W Newton and Selwyn Tucker
Snippet:DES 73 - As Australia and other countries redouble efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to appreciate not only the total emissions challenge, but the potential for carb...


Title:Carbon Emissions form Domestic Local Energy Generation
Author:Peter W Newton and Selwyn Tucker
Snippet:DES 75 - The Australian residential sector accounts for approximately 9.5 per cent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and offers significant opportunities for mitigation to which househo...


Title:Evaluating Advanced Facade Systems for Commercial Buildings
Author:PC Thomas and Leena Thomas
Snippet:DES 60 - Proponents of energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment have always understood the importance of the facade as a key element for a building to achieve these aims.&nb...


Title:Energy Performance of New Project Homes, Perth, Western Australia
Author:Elizabeth Karol
Snippet:CAS 44 - The design of new project homes constructed in Perth since 2003 is not always creating a stock of energy efficient houses for future generations.  This paper discusses the relation...


Title:Circulating Fans for Summer and Winter Comfort and Indoor Energy Efficiency
Author:Richard Aynsley
Snippet:November 2007 | TEC 25 - Circulating fans are defined as a class of axial propeller fans, generally without an enclosing housing, and used for circulating air in a space. The energy-efficiency of...


Title:Passivhaus in Australia
Author:Clare Parry
Snippet:May 2014 | EDG 79 CP - The Passivhaus, or Passive House, standard is a rigorous, voluntary and performance-based standard for energy efficiency in a building. Originally from central Europe, ...


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:A Participatory Approach to Energy Efficient Design
Author:David Oppenheim
Snippet:August 2000 | DES 1 - A small 1500 m2 net lettable area two storey energy efficient office building was designed using a Participatory Design Approach. Ecologically sustainable design is a multi-disci...


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:DOUBLE SKIN FAÇADES – MORE IS LESS?
Author:Brett Pollard
Snippet:DES 74 - The use of double skin façades has increased significantly over the last 10 to 15 years, primarily due to the benefits attributed to them in regard to increased energy efficiency an...


Title:Double Skin Façades – More is Less?
Author:Brett Pollard
Snippet:TEC 29 - The use of double skin façades has increased significantly over the last 10 to 15 years, primarily due to the benefits attributed to them in regard to increased energy efficie...


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:Chilled Ceilings and Beams
Author:Chris Arkins
Snippet:TEC 18 - Alternative low energy air-conditioning solutions are now being commonly used in preference to more traditional air-conditioning solutions for commercial applications.  In recent y...


Title:Realising Air Leakage in Australian Housing
Author:Mark B Luther
Snippet:TEC 24 - Air tightness of Australian buildings is a great unknown. Despite testing methods being developed and implemented in many advanced European and North American countries, this has not ha...


Title:Designing, Managing and Retrofitting Non-Residetial Buildings to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author:Stephen Pupilli
Snippet:DES 39 - This note, DES 39, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Stephen Pupilli in June 2005.   Energy consumption related to Australia's non-residential buildings...


Title:Low CO2 Concrete: Are we Making any Progress?
Author:Peter Duxson and John Provis
Snippet:PRO 24 - While concrete is the most widely used building material in the world with many architectural and engineering benefits, it is associated with a high environmental cost that somewhat off...


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:The Prasad House
Author:Deo Prasad
Snippet:September 2011 | EDG 69 DP - The design of the Prasad house renovation evolved from a fusion of the owners’ commitment to green design, the needs of the occupants, and a staged experimental a...


Title:DES 76 Carbon Emissions from Dwellings - Transitioning to Zero Carbon Housing
Author:
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:An Introduction to Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Author:Chris Arkins
Snippet:TEC 6 - This note TEC 6, originally published in February 1999, was reviewed by Chris Arkins in January 2004. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication.  Alte...


Title:How Data Collection Can Help in Understanding Buildings in Operation
Author:Peter Dickinson
Snippet:TEC 19 - Regular data collection of a building's energy and water use provides building owners/operators with a real understanding and insight into the actual operation of their buildings. ...


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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Best Practice in Lighting — Quality and Sustainability
Author:David Oppenheim
Snippet:Aug 2004 | GEN 61 - This Note has been written to show firstly, where lighting design fits into the overall sustainability context, and secondly, to show how lighting design forms an integral pa...


Title:An Introduction to Building Energy Performance Software
Author:Mark Luther
Snippet:DES 21 - The purpose of this note is to introduce and highlight the capabilities of energy performance software to the novice user. Although the note does not explain in detail the fundamental d...


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:Air Leakage In Buildings – Review of International Literature and Standards
Author:Mark B Luther
Snippet:TEC 23 - This paper reviews the information available internationally on air leakage and testing of buildings, and reviews the systems and standards available. This paper and its companion paper...


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...


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: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: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:Office Building Retrofit at 55 St Andrews Place, Melbourne – Turning a Sparrow into a Peacock
Author:Roger Kluske and David Clark
Snippet:CAS 52 - This article describes the upgrade of an existing government building, 55 St Andrews Place in Melbourne’s Treasury Reserve, utilising an unconventional design process and with a stron...


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: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 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:Residential Building Baseline Study
Author:Australian Greenhouse Office
Snippet:NOT 9 - This note, NOT 9, originally published in August 1999, was reviewed by the Australian Greenhouse Office in July 2004. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publica...


Title:Commercial Building Baseline Study
Author:Australian Greenhouse Office
Snippet:NOT 10 - This note, NOT 10, originally published in August 1999, was reviewed by the Australian Greenhouse Office in July 2004. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publi...


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: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:Distributed Energy and Power
Author:Martin H Thomas
Snippet:TEC 17 - Large scale, highly reliable centralised electricity generation plants, typically fired by abundant high quality coal with electricity distributed via high voltage transmission systems ...


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: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: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...


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:Design Strategies for Affordable and Sustainable Housing
Author:Roger Fay
Snippet:DES 65 - Recently, affordable housing has become an issue of considerable concern in Australia.  Governments at all levels, together with public housing authorities and social welfare organ...


Title:Daylighting of Buildings
Author:Nancy Ruck
Snippet:DES 6 - This note, DES 6, originally published in August 2000, was revised and rewritten by Nancy Ruck in August 2001. The information herein is considered contemporary and relevant. Daylighting...


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:Mental Landscapes – The Forgotten Element in Sustainable Design
Author:David Engwicht
Snippet:GEN 55 - Built environments are an incarnation of our mental landscapes.  In Western culture we have an unhealthy and unsustainable approach to our inner paradoxes (e.g. our need to move an...


Title:Design Solutions for Water Efficiency
Author:Tim Waldock
Snippet:DES 14 - This note DES 14, originally published in November 1996, was reviewed by Tim Waldock in November 2001. There are a number of issues that need to be addressed in an holistic manner i...


Title:The Legal Right to Solar Access
Author:Adrian Bradbrook
Snippet:EDG 68 AB - The extent to which the law recognises and protects the right of solar access to solar collectors will determine in a large measure the extent to which people are prepared to outlay...


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: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:Integrated Design Process Incorporating Lighting
Author:Mark B. Luther
Snippet:DES 62 - This paper provides a step-by-step design and decision making process towards an energy-efficient and user accepted lighting system.  The past few decades have challenged our light...


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: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:Education for the Next Industrial Revolution - Teaching resource efficiency and resource effectiveness as aspects of environment
Author:Peter Graham
Snippet:GEN 31 - This note, GEN 31, originally published in November 1999, was reviewed by Peter Graham in August 2004. The information herein is considered contemporary and relevant.  Why an EDG n...


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:EDG 76 AuSES 3 - A Solar Atlas for Tasmania
Author:AuSES (December 2012)
Snippet:EDG 76 AuSES 3 - This note was prepared by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES), with cartography by Dawn Hendrick. It presents data on the annual cycles of ...


Title:Building T, Deakin University
Author:Dr Mark B Luther and Chris Lamborn
Snippet:CAS 34 - Building T at Deakin University, Burwood in Victoria was designed by DesignInc.  The development, located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, utilises thermal mass and hybrid ventilati...


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:Permaculture - Part A - Introduction and Urban Farming
Author:Jenny Donovan and Peter Cuming
Snippet:GEN 25 - This paper is the first of a two part paper intended to introduce the concept of permaculture and urban farming to built environment professionals. These papers seek to challenge ...


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:Photovoltaic Cells – How They Work
Author:Muriel Watt
Snippet:TEC 4 - Energy analyst and photovoltaics (PV) lecturer Muriel Watt provides an up-to-date overview of PV technology and markets in Australia. Watt shows that new technologies and lower costs hav...


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: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: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: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:Commercial Building Refurbishment – Government Programs
Author:David Oppenheim
Snippet:DES 67 - Many CBD buildings throughout Australia are reaching an age where they will soon be undertaking an intermediate, major or complete refurbishment.  In addition, studies show that si...


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:Conversion of a Heritage Listed Industrial Building – UTAS School of Architecture and Design
Author:Roger Fay and Ceridwen Owen
Snippet:CAS 53 - The School of Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania relocated at the beginning of 2007 to a converted 1950s heritage listed industrial building near the centre of Launce...


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: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:The Armstrong-Mobbs House
Author:Michael Mobbs
Snippet:September 2011 | EDG 69 MM - The Armstrong-Mobbs Sustainable House is a celebrated case study of sustainable refurbishment of an inner-city terrace house. The owners, Michael Mobbs and Heather Ar...


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: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: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 Building
Author:Prepared by Deni Greene Consulting Services for the Task Force on Sustainable Development
Snippet:DES 25 - The Institution of Engineers, Australia This note, DES 25, originally published in June 1999, was reviewed by David Hood in January 2005. The information herein is considered still rel...


Title:Retrofitting Residential Buildings to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author:Lindsay Johnston
Snippet:DES 38 - The University of Newcastle, NSW This note DES 38, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Lindsay Johnston in October 2005. The information herein is considered conte...


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: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: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: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:Urine-Separation and Dry Composting Toilet Trial – Agricultural use of Residues
Author:Elise Daniels, Jonathan Crockett, Briony Rogers
Snippet:CAS 55B - This paper and its companion paper summarise reports published by the consulting firm GHD in 2003 and 2009 and in particular summarises final results of a two year trial of 6 uri...


Title:A Basic Guide to the Daylighting of Buildings
Author:Steve Coyne and Gillian Isoardi
Snippet:DES 63 - The impetus for this note largely derives from both authors' recent experiences presenting the 'Best Practices in Lighting' seminar series in mid 2004.  Many attendees raised conce...


Title:Urine-Separation and Dry Composting Toilet Trial – Demonstration in a Secondary School
Author:Elise Daniels, Jonathan Crockett, Briony Rogers
Snippet:CAS 55A - The paper and its companion paper summarise reports published by the consulting firm GHD in 2003 and 2009 and in particular summarise final results of a two year trial of 6 urine...


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: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 ...





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