This web portal supports efficient international knowledge exchange on building energy code implementation by providing information, experience, and resources from around the world. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings globally.
It provides an overview of the implementation of building energy code systems according to specific topics such as:
the history and scope of codes
the institutional arrangements for implementation
supportive tools and capacity building
systems to test and rate building materials
The information is searchable by topic and by country. Search results also contain links to other on-line resources on building codes, links to regional resources, and experts on building code implementation.
The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) 2015
Research showed that one-quarter of Sydney respondents were open to consolidating property for sale with neighbours. However, consolidated lot sales are not part of the business model of most real estate agencies, local government, or property developers. It’s an area where the...Read more
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel points out, in this interview, the need for Australia to develop better storage systems and reflects on the recent report from ACOLA. California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, also warns Australia to pursue demand side...Read more
In order to better target government climate change policies to influence citizens, it is critical that we have a good understanding of current community attitudes to climate change. In late 2016, Sustainability Victoria undertook one of the most comprehensive surveys of...Read more
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.
As a signatory to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Australia has committed to reaching net zero emissions by around 2050. Australia’s built environment contributes almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions, offering a significant opportunity for emissions reduction.
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is an established methodology that can provide decision-makers with comprehensive data on the environmental impacts of products and processes during the entire life cycle. However, the literature on building LCAs consists of highly varying results between the studies, even when the assessed buildings are very similar.