01 Apr 2017

This is the second and final report for the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living research project RP3038, Lower income barriers to low carbon living. The first report, Summary of focus group and survey findings, detailed the findings from our focus group discussions with lower income households across four Australian jurisdictions.

Report
01 Jan 2015

This report provides a means to determine where Integrated Carbon Metrics goals should be directed, so as to ensure research and tools are developed to best suit industry requirements. This report provides a summary of a scoping study’s findings and a brief discussion of workshop outcomes. 

Discussion paper
09 Sep 2018

Cool roof technology is known to reduce the cooling energy consumption of conditioned buildings during hot periods, and widespread implementation of such roofs in a neighbourhood or precinct can mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Report
26 Mar 2019

This report is a product of the collaborative research project ‘Validating and Improving the BASIX Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon Dwellings’.

Technical report
15 Apr 2015

This project interim report presents the initial outcomes of the research that consist of:
PART 1: Recruitment of participants from single dwellings and multi-unit dwellings, and initial data analysis of the stage 1 survey;
PART 2: Analysis of the BASIX assessment model, key variables and methods of data collection for the stage 2 energy performance monitoring.

Report
31 Mar 2018

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy.

Report
18 Aug 2015

Rapid growth of distributed small scale Photovolatic (PV) systems has increased the need for tools that can undertake reliable real time monitoring of system performance with the capability to detect and diagnose underperformance at the earliest possible stage.

Report
17 Aug 2015

RP1006 was established to support the path to zero carbon housing (ZCH) by focusing on the development and validation of evidence-based building energy modelling tools to support the regulatory pathway to zero emission housing in Australia.

Report
24 Aug 2015

This publication provides a status report on the project underway to identify opportunities and barriers, establish functional specifications, and propose a roadmap for the uptake of building integrated PV.Conventional photovoltaic (PV) module costs are reducing as manufacturers scale up PV production.

Report
09 Oct 2018

World’s biggest recycled water facility in the basement of a residential building.

Case study
14 Aug 2018

This guide provides critical information on how to design, operate and maintain these green wall and façade systems to maximise their water treatment benefits to ultimately increase the sustainability and liveability of cities.

Guide
25 Jun 2018

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And these green roofs and walls make cities look nicer. Toronto’s central business district adopted a policy of establishing green roofs on around half of all city buildings in 2009. Research shows this could reduce maximum city temperatures by up to 5℃.

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