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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: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: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:Greywater and Blackwater Treatment Strategies
Author:Dr. Nic Booker
Snippet:TEC 11 - The supply of potable water to houses in Australian cities can be supplemented by the reuse of wastewater generated within the home, thus reducing the demand for potable water and possi...


Title:Solar Hot Water
Author:Mick Harris
Snippet:EDG 68 MH - Solar water heating is increasingly the preferred water heating option for new homes and retrofits. Whether mandated by government or specified by clients, solar hot water is someth...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – Wetlands, Storage and Reuse System
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 48 - This report describes Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in the Melbourne Docklands and outlines experiences from design, construction and operational phases. Additionally,...


Title:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – An Overview
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 46 - This paper outlines Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in Melbourne Docklands and discusses experiences from the design, construction and operational phases.  Addition...


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: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:Water Sensitive Urban Design in the Melbourne Docklands – Raingardens and Bioretention Tree Pits
Author:Kerrie Burge, Robin Allison, Tony Wong, Peter Breen
Snippet:CAS 47 - This paper describes Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) initiatives in Melbourne Docklands and outlines experiences from design, construction and operational phases.  Additionally...


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:The Philosophy and Practice of Water Sensitive Urban Design – is it Consistent with a Whole System Approach
Author:Renee Stephens, Cheryl Desha, Charlie Hargroves
Snippet:GEN 14 - This paper provides a critique of the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) paradigm by discussing its congruence with an established sustainable design principle called 'whole system des...


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: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:Clovelly House, East Sydney, New South Wales
Author:Jason Veale
Snippet:CAS 40 - Sydney is not short of terraces and semis that have been completely reworked with a modernist treatment. They are filled with light, planned for contemporary living on small sites and a...


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:Water Conservation and Harvesting in Adelaide, SA: Four Case Studies
Author:Paul F Downton
Snippet:May 2011 | EDG 67 PD - Adelaide has a relatively long history of innovation in wastewater treatment and water conservation, spurred on in response to South Australia’s predominantly arid...


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: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:DESIGN FOR ECO-SERVICES 
Author:Janis Birkeland
Snippet: - PART A – ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES  Janis Birkeland Without the virtually free services of nature like clean air and water, humans would not last long.  Natural systems can be incorpor...


Title:Strategic Use of Stormwater
Author:Peter Coombes and George Kuczera
Snippet:DES 44 - Department of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering, University of Newcastle Reuse of stormwater and roofwater can provide substantial benefits to the community including redu...


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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Architecture, Planning and Food
Author:Jenny Donovan
Snippet:EDG 73 JD - While architects and planners don’t seek to disadvantage communities, the incremental impacts of the way towns and cities are designed is having exactly that effect when it come...


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: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: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: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: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: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 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: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: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: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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