03 Jul 2019

Overall 12% of carbon emissions comes from homes. This video shows how the media can encourage more sustainable renovations and new builds.

Video
09 Jul 2018

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 global targets, and nearly 234 indicators that will be monitored for the period 2015–2030. The targets are designed to be integrated and indivisible and to balance the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Report
28 Jun 2019

Public transport interchanges facilitate transfers between a wide range of motorised and nonmotorised transport modes, allowing users to move from feeder modes such as walking, cycling, private vehicles and local feeder buses to rapid transit, high volume modes such as heavy rail, light rail and busways.

Technical report
05 Oct 2018

Australia’s cities face significant social, economic and environmental challenges, driven by population growth and rapid urbanisation. The pressure to increase housing availability will lead to greater levels of high-density and medium-density stock. However, there is enormous political and community pushback against this.

Conference paper
11 Jan 2019

This working paper provides decisionmakers at the city level a series of frequently asked questions and responses in order to assess the adoption and implementation of a bike-sharing scheme.

Working paper
05 Jul 2017

Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.

Article
06 May 2019

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, commonly known as NatHERS, which is applied through software tools such as AccuRate Sustainability, has become the predominant pathway for complying with energy efficiency requirements within the National Construction Code of Australia.

Report
01 Dec 2018

Current regulatory pathways to compliance in energy efficiency for Australian housing are via provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). This paper first identifies performance evaluation criteria set out in the code presented as a comparative analysis across the different methods of achieving compliance.

Conference paper
07 Jun 2018

NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for construction.

Blog post
01 May 2016

The rating of buildings using thermal models represents a contrasting regulatory approach to prescriptive measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

Journal article