31 Mar 2017

The need to rapidly transition to more sustainable low carbon built environments in Australia and internationally provides the basis for a maturation of the green economy. Its principal client will increasingly be cities, their industries and resident populations. Decarbonisation, dematerialisation and zero waste are core objectives.

Conference paper
17 Mar 2016

The separation of Australian housing production from its consumption has long-term consequences for sustainability in the built environment, and for anticipatory adaptation to climate change.

Journal article

The Malaysian building sector approximately consumes 53% of national electricity generated, and emits 5,301 ktons of greenhouse gases (GHG) with an annual growth rate of 6.4%. While voluntary codes of practice for energy efficiency and use or renewable energy exist for non-residential buildings, Malaysia has yet to adopt mandatory energy efficiency legislation for its building sector.

Conference paper

The building sector has been identified as a sector with large potential for delivering energy savings and mitigation of GHG emissions. Yet it has been unclear what the specific role of building energy efficiency codes play in achieving these savings.

Conference paper
03 Jan 2017

Buildings are key to low-carbon development everywhere, and many countries have introduced building energy codes to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Yet, building energy codes can only deliver results when the codes are implemented. For this reason, studies of building energy codes need to consider implementation of building energy codes in a consistent and comprehensive way.

Journal article
15 Jun 2014

This chapter aims to update the knowledge on the building sector since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) from a mitigation perspective. Buildings and activities in buildings are responsible for a significant share of GHG emissions, but they are also the key to mitigation strategies.

Chapter

This Global Status Report by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) reconfirms the significance of building energy consumption as a contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Report
31 Dec 2009

The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable.

Report
31 Jan 2013

It is well recognized that the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. This research investigates achieving carbon neutrality in commercial developments. A case study approach was adopted to gain an in-depth analysis of the first commercial building claimed to be carbon neutral in Australia.

Journal article
31 May 2015

The purpose of this paper is to explore the barriers preventing investment in the re-use of low-grade multi-storey building stock in order to identify attributes that determine whether an existing building is suitable for retrofitting.

Journal article