02 Oct 2018

For greater housing diversity, new typologies can be designed to support emerging household needs over time. Additionally, architects can explore the notion of creating more diversity in available housing stock.

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23 Aug 2016

This article presents an overview of green building economics and policies through a survey of theoretical and empirical evidence concerning green building practices. We define green building policy as policies that affect the entire life of the building, from design and construction to operation and deconstruction.

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14 Aug 2018

As new building developments hit fever pitch in cities around the world, this year’s Housing Futures conference tackled the issue of where and how we will live in rapidly growing urban centres. Held at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney, the event formed part of Architecture Media’s Design Speaks program.

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08 Aug 2018

Buildings and the atmosphere are intrinsically connected via cooling and heating systems. Global climate is projected to grow warmer, while an increasing fraction of the population living in urban centers. This introduces the challenge for new approaches to project future energy demand changes in cities.

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01 Aug 2018

Already big in the US and Europe, the build-to-rent market is just getting started in Australia, in response to increasing demand for good quality and long tenure inner city rental accommodation – particularly from the nation’s “millennials”, aged between 16 and 35.The communities, planned for development in Sydney and Brisbane,...

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01 Mar 2018

Cities are suggested as being the key level for shifts towards more sustainable modes of production and consumption. The building sector with its significant carbon footprint plays an important role in urban climate change adaptation strategies.

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03 Jul 2018

Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects of timing, location and material contexts.

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05 Jul 2018

While relocatable, prefabricated learning environments have formed an important component of school infrastructure in Australia, prefabrication for permanent school buildings is a new and emerging field. This review of prefabrication for schools is timely. In 2017, Australia’s two largest state education departments committed to prefabrication programs for permanent school infrastructure.

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01 Dec 2017

Increasingly, there are calls for the owners of photovoltaic (PV) systems to pay additional charges on the basis that they are not contributing their fair share to network revenue.

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15 Aug 2017

Comparison of Green Building Standards (2010-12) including IgCC, ASHRAE 189.1, NGBS, Green Globes, LEED and Living Building Challenge.
 

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31 May 2018

New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes. “Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also prepared to pay a premium for energy efficiency.

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Household solar, batteries and smart inverters can improve the stability and quality of power supplied by the electricity grid, early results from a pioneering trial in regional homes across NSW and Victoria suggest.

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