31 Aug 2016

This paper quantifies the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions co-benefits associated with water, waste and transportation usage in certified green commercial office buildings in California.

Journal article
24 May 2018

This report discusses how to manage growing competition for curb access in cities. The rise of ride services and the growth in urban goods delivery are challenging traditional ways of managing curb space. We describe how curb use is changing, how our capacity to monitor its use may need to evolve and discuss what the future of the curb may look like.

Policy report
10 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

Article
09 Jan 2018

The original policy issued by The Science Council of Japan was in Japanese, and this English article summarises the policy that outlined a roadmap to realize a healthy low-carbon society. The aim of the policy is to build a low carbon footprint and high environmental performance.

Blog post
07 Aug 2018

This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

Report
05 Nov 2019

This guide acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners. The guide delves into the technical details of many issues but is suitable for anyone wanting to explore low-carbon building...

Guide
25 Feb 2019

Urban residence is associated with a higher risk of some psychiatric disorders, but the underlying drivers remain unknown. There is increasing evidence that the level of exposure to natural environments impacts mental health, but few large-scale epidemiological studies have assessed the general existence and importance of such associations.

Journal article
31 Jan 2013

As the largest consumer of resources globally, the construction industry faces significant challenges due to future changes in resource availability. How might this complex industry achieve reduction of resource consumption and waste given the disconnections existing between stakeholders in the building procurement process and the persistence of discipline based knowledge?

Journal article
05 Jun 2017

New research shows that 90 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are emitted annually in constructing new buildings and infrastructure and maintaining the existing ones. Reducing this liability of “embodied” emissions will be much harder than building zero-carbon buildings. Here is why.

Article
22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance?

Conference paper
25 Oct 2013

Prefabricated housing innovations have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of construction through improving efficiency and quality. The current paper systematically summarises the published evidence since 1990 that describes the barriers and drivers affecting the uptake of prefabricated housing innovations.

Report
15 Feb 2017

To maximise the benefits from its application of BIM to infrastructure projects within its annual capital program, this framework will support the effective use of BIM across Queensland Government infrastructure delivery agencies. A focus of the framework includes BIM capability development across government and industry.

Article