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
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
09 Sep 2018

Cool roof technology is known to reduce the cooling energy consumption of conditioned buildings during hot periods, and widespread implementation of such roofs in a neighbourhood or precinct can mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Report

Household solar, batteries and smart inverters can improve the stability and quality of power supplied by the electricity grid, early results from a pioneering trial in regional homes across NSW and Victoria suggest.

Article
01 Jan 2016

This paper presents a computationally efficient smart home energy management system (SHEMS) using an approximate dynamic programming (ADP) approach with temporal difference learning for scheduling distributed energy resources.

Journal article
20 Mar 2018

In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and decide the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer. However, to help guide retailers and customers, each year IPART recommends a benchmark range for solar-feed in tariffs. This review will update the range for 2018/19.

Discussion paper
18 Mar 2018

Continued planning is critical if New South Wales is to have a world-class transport system with infrastructure investments that support growth and meet the aspirations for how we want to travel and live.

Strategy
19 Mar 2018

The protection of these corridors is proposed to be achieved through a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), an environmental planning instrument that addresses matters of state or regional environmental planning significance. The New South Wales government is currently seeking the community’s feedback on this discussion paper.

Discussion paper
02 Mar 2018

Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).

Research report
21 Dec 2017

This feasibility study confirms that the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible.

Report
14 Sep 2017

Focusing on the Australian capital region, this report argues that there is an opportunity now for regional planning that can integrate climate change adaptation, population growth, housing and infrastructure demand, services, and biodiversity conservation.

Report