01 Jul 2013

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria. 
The main goals of this report are:

Report
18 Apr 2018

Commercial buildings contribute significantly to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and represent a significant portion of the low cost abatement and energy efficiency opportunities in Australia. 

Report
11 Dec 2015

Creating sustainable cities requires rethinking the built environment, a fundamental component of mitigating the environmental impacts of buildings. To evaluate this, stakeholders in Australia increasingly rely on third party verification via green building rating schemes.

Conference paper
12 May 2016

As a signatory to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Australia has committed to reaching net zero emissions by around 2050. Australia’s built environment contributes almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions, offering a significant opportunity for emissions reduction.

Report
04 Dec 2015

Through the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP), the COAG Energy Council will prioritise improving consumer information and decision making tools, the removal of market barriers to new technologies and services, and supporting wider innovation and competition within industry and energy market. This will support more productive consumer choice from a range of better energy services.

Report
14 Mar 2016

This paper presents a scan of futures inquiry trends, an outline of recent advances in relevant theory, and critically reviews similar ‘transition’-focused and related projects in Europe and the United States. Five leading projects are described and examined: ‘Retrofit 2050’, ‘Urban Transition Labs’, ‘SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050’, ‘Future Car(d) Urbanism’, and ‘Futurescape City Tours’.

Briefing paper
01 Jan 2016

With around 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions directly or indirectly attributed to cities, attempts to mitigate climate change impacts must seriously consider urban carbon transformations. Two challenges are currently constraining urban planning decisions around decarbonisation.

Journal article
27 Jul 2016

Executive Summary Scope and objectives This report provides the findings from the stakeholder-mapping stage the EnergyFit Homes Initiative phase 1. The objectives of this phase were to develop a map of the relevant stakeholders and to understand their perspectives of the need, scope and implantation of a national home energy efficiency information framework.

Working paper
01 Jan 2015

Cities are thought to be associated with most of humanity's consumption of natural resources and impacts on the environment. Cities not only constitute major centers of economic activity, knowledge, innovation, and governance—they are also said to be linked to approximately 70% to 80% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

Journal article
01 Jan 2014
  • the role of information and BigData in decision making
  • how interactive rooms and visualizations can support the d-m process
  • urban planning by the Future Cities Lab
  • beyond Smart Cities
Presentation
01 Jan 2015

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - David BennettShaping suburbia: the form and future of low rise suburbs

Poster