22 Feb 2018

Water's role in liveability: Heat, Waterways and Urban Amenity

Infographic
01 May 2018

Future Street was a public activation, demonstrating the design concepts and technology for our future public spaces. Transforming a prominent Sydney street and reclaiming it for the people of the city, Future Street sparked ideas about how these spaces could be different and what that means for the community.

Briefing paper
02 Feb 2014

The Growing Green Guide  has been developed with advice from industry experts and knowledge from academic research, to explain how to create high quality green roofs, walls and facades.

Guide
11 Dec 2015

Researchers have found that open space provision (e.g. parkland) is vitally important for meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of urban populations globally. The international literature on park provision identifies many factors that influence a local government’s ability to provide adequate parkland including political agendas, governance tools and resources.

Conference paper
11 Dec 2015

The highly populated coastal cities and towns in Australia are also most vulnerable places to climate change induced by increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emission through anthropogenic activities. It is estimated that urban areas account for 60-80% of the global energy use and emit more than 70% of global greenhouse gases.

Conference paper
11 Dec 2015

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and implementation of policy.

Conference paper
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
31 Dec 2015

This report presents outcomes from a three-year mixed method evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services’ low-carbon housing in Horsham, Victoria.

Research report
31 Oct 2015

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:

Other interactive resource
22 Nov 2016

Problem: Roofs receive the most intense solar heat load among all building envelope surfaces in Equatorial-region. Solar heat gain through roof contributes to a significant portion of building heat load. In tropics where building cooling is needed all-year-round, passive methods to reduce heat gain through roof could provide significant cooling energy-savings.

Conference paper
20 Sep 2016

As the world's natural resources dwindle and critical levels of environmental pollution are approached, sustainability becomes a key issue for governments, organisations and individuals.

Journal article
29 Nov 2016

Ecological literacy is founded upon knowledge and understanding about how the ecological systems of the Earth function and support life.

Journal article