29 Nov 2013

Recognising both the recent surge in interest in low carbon refurbishments of residential buildings and the diversity of emergent terminology and perspectives, the authors set out definitions for key terms and frame a discussion of the phenomenon of refurbishments. The paper focuses on owner-occupied detached homes that dominate Australia’s existing residential building stock.

Conference paper
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.

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
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 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
01 Jan 2015

The building sector is responsible for a significant proportion of a nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. In an attempt to mitigate these emissions, industry and government have been mainly focussed on reducing operational emissions associated with buildings, leaving the embodied emissions largely ignored.

Conference paper

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum - Darren SharpeLivewell Yarra: stewarding low carbon communities

01 Jan 2015

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

01 Jan 2015

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Otto Newhouse An information modelling approach to improve energy management in smart precincts

17 Nov 2015

Student Poster - Participant Annual Forum 2015 - Judy BushMitigating the urban heat island effect with green space: policy perspectives