23 May 2017

The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) assessment tool estimates the operational energy consumption and GHG emissions from new residential developments based on information available at the building design stage. However, post-occupancy energy consumption can be different from the estimated figures at the design stage. 

Journal article
03 Dec 2018

Buildings contribute around a quarter of Australia's carbon emissions, but this is set to increase unless urgent changes are made to the National Construction Code. Hear spokespeople from ASBEC, GBCA and the Property Council of Australia explain what needs to happen.

Video
10 Jul 2019

This paper illustrates the outcome of a field study on air quality and ventilation conducted in secondary school classrooms in Sydney, Australia, during the school year in 2018/2019.

Conference paper
03 Jul 2019

This strategy document is designed to accelerate action, with four clearly defined steps: differentiate sustainable housing in the market; train and reward the construction industry; build awareness; and broadcast the positive business case.

Report
08 May 2019

Overheating of cities is causing serious energy, environmental and health problems and it has a serious impact on the whole economic and cultural life of cities. To counterbalance the impact of high urban temperatures several mitigation technologies have been proposed, developed and implemented.

Report
03 Jun 2019

This final report supports the completion of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL) Research Project (RP) 3015: Increasing knowledge and motivating collaborative action on Low Carbon Living through team-based and game-based mobile learning (2014-2018).

Report
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
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