12 Apr 2018

This study analysed over 1.8 million measurements of air conditioner power consumption and indoor/outdoor air temperatures in 129 houses in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne from 2012 to 2014. It was found that the preferred indoor air temperature range, at which occupants are most unlikely to operate air conditioners, increases for warmer local climates.

Conference paper
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

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.

01 Jan 2015

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Marini SamaratungaDevelopment of an evidence based behaviour model for dwelling energy consumption to support sustainability assessment, inform building design and policy decisions

01 Nov 2017

The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of organisations with operations in Australia, regardless of scale and type. From large-scale organisations with thousands of employees to local businesses, the NCOS for Organisations can be used as a framework to achieve carbon neutrality and showcase climate leadership.

01 Jan 2016

The research reported in this summary of findings identifies the financial and non-financial barriers that prevent lower income households from reducing their carbon consumption.This research is designed as a follow-up to the data mining exercise (CRC-LCL RP3001) conducted by Burke and Ralston.

09 Nov 2017

Follow a step by step guide to undertaking sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme and help to transform your building.

29 Jul 2016

This report reviews progress achieved by European Union Member States in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, and also for building elements.

23 Dec 2015

This working paper brings together the findings of the first stage in this study, which focusses on the identification of 'macro-objectives' for the environmental performance of the EU building stock. This stage is intended to provide an initial 'top down' view of what the strategic priorities (the 'macro-objectives') should be for the building sector.

Working paper
16 Aug 2017

Developed as a common EU framework of core indicators for the sustainability of office and residential buildings, Level(s) provides a set of indicators and common metrics for measuring the environmental performance of buildings along their life cycle.

Draft report
16 Aug 2017

This document is the companion to parts 1 and 2 of the guidance on how to use Level(s). In part 1 a general introduction to Level(s) is provided, together with in Part 2 an overview of the macro-objectives, performance indicators and the three Levels of performance assessment (Level(s) - Part 1 and 2). The three Levels are:

Technical report
24 Sep 2018

In a prior study entitled “Mapping of Existing Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies in Buildings in the UNECE Region”, the UN Committee on Housing and Land Management (CHLM) and the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) commissioned a comparative study on building standards in the UNECE region.

Draft report