15 Oct 2015

The residential sector represents some 30% of global electricity consumption but the underlying composition and drivers are still only poorly understood. The drivers are many, varied, and complex, including local climate, household demographics, household behaviour, building stock and the type and number of appliances.

Journal article
01 Dec 2010

This metropolitan plan for Sydney was intended to update the 'City of cities' (2005) and to integrate land use, transport and infrastructure planning.

25 Nov 2016

Solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems are currently under rapid development and deployment due to their potential to reduce the use of fossil fuel resources and to alleviate greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector – a sector which is responsible for ~40% of the world energy use.

Journal article
27 Feb 2018

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.

27 Jun 2019

This strategy provides urban overheating mitigation recommendations to support the strategic planning of Sydney 2050 based on in-depth research conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

16 Oct 2017

Suburbs have naturally become a focal point of carbon mitigation for cities undergoing rapid suburbanization. This has created a debate over which urban form can more effectively lead to lower household carbon footprints (CF).

Journal article
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.

16 May 2019

This report presents results of inventory of the administrative structure of UNSW Estate Management (EM), software used, datasets and their content. The study was completed via interviews with employees of EM, and by examination of several datasets provided by Facility Management (FM) department.
The finding can be summarised and considered for PIM as follows:

Technical report

Naturalising the deteriorated sections of the concrete river banks along the Cooks River.

Case study
15 Nov 2014

The electricity market in Australia is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. The traditional model of one-way flows from large remote generators to consumers is changing. The past decade has seen a doubling of electricity prices. A million small customers now have solar PV.

Briefing paper
31 Oct 2016

This report explores the potential solutions for transitioning existing precincts to be lower carbon through collaboration on engineering solutions, financial models and governance approaches.

23 May 2017

This paper reports on a project currently underway to investigate how an open exchange standard for modelling information at the scale of an urban precinct can be used to support integrated solutions to achieve low carbon targets in the built environment. The project is part of a major research initiative to deliver on low carbon targets in Australia.

Journal article