13 Dec 2018

KEY POINTS

  • The operation of buildings accounts for almost a quarter of Australia's carbon emissions and over half of electricity demand 
  • Improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency in new construction is a key opportunity to reduce these emissions and reduce energy costs
  • We are working with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and
  • ...
Fact sheet
18 Nov 2018

Smart city and smart home concepts have become increasingly popular, especially in the last decade. Many people have positive notions of living in a smart city or smart home, but not too many users can really define what these concepts mean.

Journal article
05 Oct 2018

Seminar organised by WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and recorded webinar series for World Green Building Week 2018.
This webinar addresses some of the key challenges facing the green building industry, including;
- Can you 'design-in' a healthy and green environment?
- Are healthy and green buildings a good return on investment?

Video
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 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
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
01 May 2015

This Green Code Infrastructure Guide proposes a framework to support code requirements in the marketplace to achieve desired outcomes.

Guide
28 Aug 2017

Slide presentation about smart energy policy for environment, security and efficiency. The presentation discusses economic signals, performance standards and support for research and development.

Presentation
02 Aug 2018

India’s growth of energy demand in the building stock, and efforts to curb it, are placed into an international context by adapting the reporting criteria developed for the Global Alliance on Building & Construction's (GABC) Global Status Report (2017) on buildings and construction.

Journal article
17 May 2018

The slides were to teach the fundamentals of energy efficiency policies that can be used to reduce energy use in buildings and how energy efficiency policies can enable effective investment and finance for energy efficiency in buildings. 

Presentation
30 Jan 2018

Buildings consume nearly 40% of primary energy production globally. Certified green buildings substantially reduce energy consumption on a per square foot basis and they also focus on indoor environmental quality. However, the co-benefits to health through reductions in energy and concomitant reductions in air pollution have not been examined.

Journal article
13 Oct 2018

Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in terms of carbon abatement potential and cost effectiveness.

Technical report