04 Feb 2019

This report acknowledges the strong calls from energy consumer groups, and many in the building and building products sectors, to improve the affordability of operating new and existing homes.

Report
04 Feb 2019

COAG Energy Ministers have agreed upon this Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.

Report
27 Jun 2016

Prof Owen Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science, UCD Dublin, and chair of the Irish Green Building Council. Prof Lewis discuss the benefits of building energy efficiency

Video
01 Dec 2016

In Europe, the latest updates in the directive on the energy performance of buildings introduced two fundamental concepts, namely the cost-optimal energy requirements and the nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEB). Although these concepts are related, the cost-optimal is focused on costs while the nZEB prioritise the energy performance and the use of renewable energy harvested on site.

Journal article
29 Jun 2017

Several standards regarding energy consumption have emerged in the last decade, defining increasing requirements, and culminating with the recent emergence of the “nearly zero energy” buildings concept, as described in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive1.

Report
Video
08 May 2017

The website offers green-building standards, codes, certification systems and tools to assist professionals to achieve LEED certification.

Website
12 Nov 2013

Climate change predictions indicate more extremes in weather conditions in the coming decades with more frequent and severe heat waves in certain locations including Australia. It is likely that the more vulnerable members of the community will be at risk during heat waves in the future from both health and financial perspectives.

Journal article

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
01 Jan 2012

This article analyzes data from a major household survey in Melbourne, Australia, to assess the relative importance of each of the five sets of predictors—individual (structural and attitudinal) and contextual (household, dwelling, and locational)—to an explanation of urban resource consumption that encompasses water, energy, housing, carbon-intensive travel, and domestic appliances.

Journal article
01 Jan 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate solar and living roofs on most new construction. With the passage of this legislation, between 15% and 30% of roof space on most new construction projects will incorporate solar, living roofs, or a combination of both.

Website
01 Mar 2017

Since 2010/2011 changes to the national construction code require newly constructed houses to perform at a minimum Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy rating of 6 stars (or BASIX equivalent in NSW), which determines the predicted thermal energy a house requires to maintain thermal comfort, given its location.

Conference paper