27 Nov 2018

This is the first academic book to examine the long running hit series Grand Designs, which occupies a significant place in the popular imagination internationally.

02 Aug 2013

Executive summary: Since the launch of the Green Star rating system in 2003, hundreds of buildings around Australia have been independently certified for their sustainable design and construction using Green Star rating tools.

26 Aug 2013

While we are calling on all political parties to outline their policies to deliver better buildings, communities and cities, we recognise that there must be a coordinated approach from all levels of government, industry and the community if we are to achieve the best outcomes.

18 Sep 2013

Green schools are healthier, more productive places to learn.
Across Australia, most of our 9,500 schools and many of our tertiary institutions have been built to meet only minimum building code requirements. The result is facilities that are not necessarily designed to provide comfortable, productive or healthy work environments for students and teachers.

02 Dec 2015

Foreword: The Architectural Science Association (ASA), formally known as the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), was established in 1963 with the goal of promoting architectural science, theory, education and practice. A particular focus of ASA is the development, documentation and application of innovative approaches to environmentally sustainable design.

Conference proceedings
20 Nov 2006

Little research has been done into robustness of ‘green’ commercial building performance and the consequent risk to both environment and investor of a building/occupant mismatch. This project describes a due diligence analysis on a ‘green’-rated office building. The building was assumed to be a system consisting of envelope, services, occupants, economic and urban environment.

Conference paper
19 Oct 2016

The energy and carbon requirements of Building Regulations do not explicitly give credit for housing designs with lower heat loss areas or more efficient shapes. Yet through a better understanding of these issues, designers and developers can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new homes, potentially at little or no extra cost.

28 Feb 2011

Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, there is growing awareness that design practices need to take into account predictions of increased risk and intensity of extreme events.

15 Dec 2016

The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes will be amended in March 2017 to introduce the Better Apartments Design Standards. The Better Apartments Design Standards will apply to all apartment developments in Victoria.

21 Mar 2017

This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions.

20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages.

30 Mar 2010

Provides a brief introduction to evidence-based design of classrooms.

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