Technical report
01 Jan 2016

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.

Video program
01 Nov 2017

This report is part of Task within the California Energy Commission CEC EP C project EPC‐14‐ 009 Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared t

Research report
06 Jun 2017

Radiant cooling and heating has the potential for improved energy efficiency, demand response, comfort, indoor environmental quality, and architectural design. Many radiant buildings have demonstrated outstanding performance in these regards, and application of the technology in commercial buildings is expanding.

Research report
01 Dec 2014

The current housing market is failing to deliver good design outcomes for higher density housing in Australian cities. As a result, dwellings are unaffordable and inappropriate for the wide range of households that are seeking medium density living.

Research report
01 Jan 2016

This work explores how and where architecture is, can and might help to transform our cities, towns and regions. It explores the social, technological and economic shifts that the sector is exposed to; the policy context in which the sector is positioned; and it offers some thoughts on where fields of growth for the sector may lie.

Discussion paper
01 Jan 2009

This study seeks to update the Economic Value of Design 2007, in order to reflect the significant economic changes that have occurred since it was produced. The principal aim of this research has been to explore the role of good design in a challenging market.

Research report
Start Date
2017

This project seeks to maximise the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment by adapting the industry-standard practice of value engineering; a common practice where cost reduction and constructability...

06 Mar 2018

Addressing energy use in the built environment is just one aspect of the carbon reduction challenge, according to The Footprint Company chief executive Dr Caroline Noller. Addressing the embodied carbon in building materials is also vital.

Commentary
27 Feb 2018

Important research is looking at counteractive measures to urban heat island effect from the best materials to reflect urban heat to the best technology and urban design to keep us cool. What we can do now is make our cities, where the majority live, smarter, healthier and increasingly more liveable.

Commentary
01 Feb 2018

Off-site manufacturing offers a real solution to the growing skills crisis in UK construction. But a more standardised design approach is needed if is to be become more widely used for infrastructure delivery, says John Armitage of Ramboll.

Briefing paper
01 Feb 2018

I am often asked about testing buildings for air tightness, and specifically about what qualifies as “good” or “bad” construction. Believe me, I could talk about it for days but quickly the discussion gets abstract.

Commentary