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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:Impact of Indoor Environment Quality on Occupant Productivity and Well-being in Office Buildings
Author:Phillip J Paevere
Snippet:GEN 79 - Good Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) can have a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants in office buildings.  Productivity benefits can potentially ...


Title:Beyond Codified Comfort: Building Design and Performance
Author:Geoff Clark
Snippet:September 2012 | EDG 74 GC - Increasingly, the designed solution to building performance is being replaced by the engineered solution. The reasons for this are a) the architectural profess...


Title:Adaptive Comfort: Passive Design for Active Occupants
Author:Christhina Candido
Snippet:EDG 69 CC - The adaptive model of thermal comfort shifts attention from engineered comfort solutions to architectural ones. As the concept of adaptive comfort displaces the old static model, arc...


Title:Applying the Adaptive Model of Comfort
Author:Dr Mark B Luther and Assoc Prof Richard de Dear
Snippet:DES 57 - This note is directed to one major aspect of the comfort of building occupants – namely, thermal comfort.  Even though it may be difficult to isolate thermal sensations from the ...


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:Natural Ventilation in Passive Design
Author:Richard Aynsley
Snippet:August 2014 | EDG 80 RA - This Note provides a background introduction to the lost art of designing for natural ventilation, and discusses some of the more useful rules of thumb. It considers th...


Title:Electromagnetic Fields in the Built Environment – Design for Minimal Radiation Exposure
Author:Don Maisch, John Podd and Bruce Rapley
Snippet:GEN 76 - This paper explores the evidence that another factor to be considered in Sick Building Syndrome and Indoor Environment Quality is exposure to prolonged and excessive electromagnetic fie...


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:Designing User-Friendly Passive Buildings
Author:Ania Hampton
Snippet:EDG 67 AH - Passive design is a fundamental feature of good building design. Going further than just good orientation and fabric design, designers are looking to integrate natural ventilation...


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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Introduction to Indoor Environment and Health
Author:Dr Mark Donohoe
Snippet:GEN 15 - This note GEN 15, originally published in November 1997, was reviewed by Dr Mark Donohoe in November 2002.  This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication...


Title:The Impact of Veranda on a Single-Sided, Naturally Ventilated Building
Author:M F Mohamed, D Prasad, S King
Snippet:DES 80 - Single-sided ventilation is the poor cousin of cross-ventilation. Many ratings schemes do not even recognise the benefits of single-sided ventilation strategies. But rising building...


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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Thermal Mass in Building Design
Author:David Baggs and Neal Mortensen
Snippet:May 2006 | DES 4 - This paper was originally published in August 1995. It has now been fully reviewed by the authors and republished to reflect updates to the topic since original publication. T...


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: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: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: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...





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