06 Apr 2016

This report is about mobilizing building code regulations for risk reduction.  In the past 20 years, natural disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives, and caused $2 trillion in economic losses.

Report
02 Jun 2017

CoBE (Cobenefits of the Built Environment) is a tool to determine the health and climate benefits related to reductions in energy use. The methodology is to reduce a building's energy consumption reduces amount of energy produced by power plants, resulting in fewer emissions of pollutants that contribute to climate change and cause premature mortality, hospitalization, and lost school or work d

Data portal
06 Nov 2018

Securing our energy is a collection of expert essays on the challenges and opportunities of energy security, energy access and climate change.

Essay
10 Oct 2016

Regulations governing the energy efficiency of new buildings have become a cornerstone of US environmental policy. California enacted the first such codes in 1978 and has tightened them every few years since.

Journal article
26 Sep 2018

Urban trees need to be protected if we want to preserve our current lifestyle and environment. This plan provides a framework for the management of our urban trees.

Draft report
23 Oct 2018

This discussion paper compiles ideas generated at a workshop hosted by Peet, The Department of Communities and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) on 13 and 14 June 2018. These ideas focus on the Brabham development project in the north east urban growth corridor in Perth (Figure 1).

Discussion paper
04 Sep 2018

This report considers how to improve stormwater management and strengthen the links between urban planning and water management.

Report
01 Jan 2012

Studies of a city’s “urban fabric” indicate that about 60 percent of urban surfaces are covered by roofs or pavements.

Guide
14 May 2018

Schools are a vital part of any healthy and thriving community. They provide an important civic place for meeting and exchange and often operate as social as well as educational hubs, not just for parents and students, but for the wider community through the sharing of sports grounds and other facilities.

Guide
29 Oct 2018

Schools are a vital part of any healthy and thriving community. There is growing appreciation of the significant role that good design can play in education, with increasing evidence that student learning outcomes are closely related to the quality of the environment in which they learn.

Guide