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Assisting you to make better policy and practice decisions in the built environment, BuiltBetter helps you search for resources, insights, projects and networks, discover the people and organisations, who provide the knowledge, explore by subject, application, scale or system. BuiltBetter is new and exciting and will continue to grow and develop. Find out more…

Guides

Guide to low carbon households

Occupants, or householders, may be owners or renters and there may be multiple householders within one dwelling. This document recognises the needs and capacities of these different householder groups and, where appropriate, also addresses the needs of households in different climate zones.

 

Guide to low carbon residential retrofit

The document builds on key research conducted nationally by individuals and organisations, including the Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Energy and local universities, working in the areas of low carbon retrofit options, housing typology and climate.

 

Guide to low carbon residential new build

This document offers practical advice to developers and owner builders on how to achieve these objectives through the conception and realisation of a new home.

 

 

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Resources

17 Dec 2019

The Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) Embodied Carbon Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database (ICM Database) provides Australian-specific Carbon Footprint Intensities for around 700 construction and building materials, as well as built environment-related products and processes, based on a hybrid life cycle assessment methodology.

Dataset
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12 Nov 2019

Planning, building, and occupying a precinct, involves many stakeholders over significant periods of time. The development and evolution of the precinct is determined through decisions made by these stakeholders, jointly or singly, in response to perceived existing problems, or to satisfy anticipated future needs. The stakeholders are therefore all participating...

Journal article
12 Nov 2019

This paper describes a framework for evaluating the uptake of building retrofits under various government policy and behaviour program interventions aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The framework incorporates socio-psychological factors into an agent based model, applying diffusion and discrete choice modeling in evaluating the effectiveness of intervention programs, especially those...

Conference paper
12 Nov 2019

This paper describes a framework for evaluating the uptake of building retrofits under various government policy and behaviour program interventions aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The framework incorporates socio-psychological factors into an agent-based model, applying diffusion and discrete choice modelling in evaluating the effectiveness of intervention programs, especially those involving...

Conference paper
12 Nov 2019

The broad research domain of design for sustainability has evolved considerably from its early days of “green design” to currently emerging stream of “design for system innovations and transitions”. Design for system innovations and transitions integrates theories of design and design-led innovation with theories of system innovations and transitions. In...

Conference paper
12 Nov 2019

Sharing of key evidence on strategies for reducing resources consumption and lowering carbon footprint is essential to alleviating risks of increasing urbanization, population growth and looming climate change impacts. However, finding scientifically robust research and distilling knowledge to draw confident conclusions in a reasonable timeframe is challenging due to the sheer volume...

Journal article

Reviews

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy?

 A review of empirical evidence for the energy efficiency of new green-rated office buildings. 

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement

What role do future energy management systems play? This review takes a look at what the literature says.

 

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Tools

Precinct Carbon Assessment tool

Enables the exploration of different low carbon scenarios at precinct scale.

 Urban Heat Index tool

Support urban heat island mitigation decision-making

 

Go to Low Carbon Tools for details and more tools.

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Projects

Start Date
2019
You can use this BuiltBetter feature to share with a wider community your project's details.
Start Date
2018
TULIP is a smart city project delivery and research program lead by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). We are working at the front line of the emerging smart city...

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Networks

You can use this BuiltBetter feature to connect with others on a topic of inquiry and research.

This network investigates innovative planning and governance strategies for creating more liveable, sustainable, equitable, healthy and productive cities. It uses innovative approaches and methods to identify, track and respond to...