06 Jun 2019

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. It identifies innovative and effective pathways for decarbonising the built environment from applied research undertaken by the Co-Operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living.

Book
29 May 2019

Most energy efficiency programs target only one fuel, usually electricity or natural gas. While they achieve savings, they sometimes miss opportunities by failing to address other fuels. Dual-fuel programs, on the other hand, have the potential to save more energy, reduce program costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

Briefing paper
14 Jun 2016

A significant body of research confirms the major contribution that improved building performance can make to national energy and greenhouse abatement policies. The challenge facing governments is how best to realize the potential of energy efficient buildings.

Conference paper
27 Nov 2015

Extensive analysis over the last decade has demonstrated that in developed economies energy use in buildings is one of the most significant contributors to aggregate greenhouse gas emissions. More significantly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector provides a range of social and economic benefits in addition to anticipated environmental benefits.

Conference paper
19 Apr 2017

This study compares and contrasts Australian and global best practices in policy and regulation for the energy and carbon performance of the built environment. It examines the drivers and opportunities for, and barriers to, the adoption of best practices in Australia.

Report
15 Apr 2019

This Getting to Zero Status Report (the Status Report) offers building owners, tenants, design teams, contractors, and policymakers a summary of NZE commercial and multifamily buildings data in New York and how trends across the State compare with the national landscape.

Report
01 Dec 2018

Current regulatory pathways to compliance in energy efficiency for Australian housing are via provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). This paper first identifies performance evaluation criteria set out in the code presented as a comparative analysis across the different methods of achieving compliance.

Conference paper
10 Apr 2019

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) releases this Green Star for New Buildings consultation paper.

Discussion paper
27 Apr 2018

In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings.

Journal article
23 May 2017

Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards, and building practices.

Journal article
23 May 2017

Sustainability assessment tools aim to promote high sustainability outcomes in residential buildings, ensuring less consumption of water, energy and less emission of greenhouse gases. However, existing literature often presents variations between the estimated outcomes from the assessment tools and actual outcomes after building occupation.

Journal article
25 Oct 2018

This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the expected impacts, including costs and benefits, associated with a proposal to add separate heating and cooling load limits or ‘load limits’ to the current Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) compliance pathway for the energy performance of residential buildings in the National Construction Code (NCC, or the Code).

Report