06 Aug 2017

Some polished ideas emerge from a competition in the best creative display for a NABERS rating. For example, the Ausnviro gang offered the concept of the NABERS tree – a hologram of a living organism that is a part of the workplace and reflects its efficiency.

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The project will connect the wealth of evidence that exists for high-performance buildings with decision and policy makers. In order to create better buildings, this project will examine ways to...

08 Sep 2017

Recent research has demonstrated that low-emission houses often underperform, consuming more energy than predicted by their designs. Life cycle assessments (LCA) have been employed to complement mandatory energy assessments, as they offer a more comprehensive evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the building lifespan. This research monitored ten energy...

Journal article
29 Oct 2017

Residential housing is a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with most emissions being generated during the operation of buildings. The housing sector is considered by many as presenting the most cost effective opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and the use of assessment tools and frameworks can assist in the guidance of design, implimentation and operation...

23 May 2017

A high performance building is designed and operated to minimise environmental impact whilst providing an indoor environment that maximises occupant health and comfort. The wealth of academic research into technical and non-technical solutions for high performance building continues to grow. However, industry utilisation of academic research is limited and inconsistent...

Journal article
18 Apr 2013

Many Australians are happy to declare their interest in sustainability, to reducing their environmental impact. But how many of them are prepared to reduce the amount they actually consume?This article looks at the Australian households and an identified “attitude-action gap” on environment and consumption. This gap between intentions and action is a...