08 Nov 2017

The Green Building Council of Australia with the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Energy Efficiency Council, Facilities Management Association of  Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne and CitySwitch have produced a policy framework addressing the potential opportunities presented by increasing the energy efficien

Strategy
30 Jan 2018

This paper looks at the mechanisms in place to plan, prioritise and assess infrastructure development in each of the jurisdictions, including Infrastructure Australia.

Report
24 Jan 2018

As first reported in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate represents approximately USD $119B of the USD $3.7T global wellness economy.

Research report
08 Feb 2018

The NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft sees a number of proposed changes resulting from major project work done by the ABCB and the Proposal for change (PFC) process. These changes aim to deliver a contemporary code without compromising minimum standards for buildings and plumbing systems.
Some of these key changes include:

Draft report
08 Feb 2018

This report provides an introduction to community-owned renewable energy. It includes Australian and international examples to show that this is a growing and important sector.

Report
01 Aug 2017

APEC economies continue to engage positively in the development and implementation of building energy codes as a key policy strategy for achieving energy savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Poster
15 Feb 2018

The first public consultation paper for the National Energy Guarantee has been released by the independent Energy Security Board. The guarantee’s intention is to deliver more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy to Australian consumers.

Discussion paper
10 Jan 2018

Existing evidence on the beneficial effects of nature on mental health comes from studies using cross-sectional designs. We developed a smartphone-based tool (Urban Mind; www.urbanmind.info) to examine how exposure to natural features within the built environment affects mental well-being in real time.

Journal article
21 Feb 2018

In Australia, capital cities are increasingly stepping forward to offer leadership on greenhouse gas abatement to a degree not evident at the national level, nor in many states and territories. This paper analyses the carbon targets, strategies, outcomes, policies and measures that are being used by each of Australia’s capital cities.

Research report
01 Jan 2018

This report provides a summary of the research activities in the research project RP3028: A Virtual Market for Analysing the Uptake of Energy Efficiency Measures in Residential and Commercial Sectors.

Research report