07 Sep 2018

This study describes the results of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010. The aim is to quantify the average environmental impacts related to housing in Europe and to define reference values (baseline scenario) for policies development.

Journal article
13 May 2019

This document offers practical advice to developers and owner builders on how to achieve these objectives through the conception and realisation of a new home.

Guide
13 May 2019

This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.

Guide
16 Aug 2016

14% of Australians live in apartments, predominantly in urban centres, yet few of these have PV systems, despite high levels of PV deployment on separate and semi-detached residential buildings.

Conference paper
28 Jul 2017

Buildings are responsible for a large share of the global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions generation. Most emissions are produced during the operation of the buildings.

Chapter
05 Jul 2016

This paper examines the optimisation of a PV/T air collector with a fixed length and width (L=5 m, W= 3.6 m) linked to the mechanical air distribution system of a typical residential building.

Journal article
25 Jun 2019

This review identifies themes to consider for policies to effect low carbon residential retrofits and/or renovations.

Systematic review
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
23 May 2017

Sustainability assessment tools aim to promote high sustainability outcomes in residential buildings, ensuring less consumption of water, energy and less emission of greenhouse gases. However, existing literature often presents variations between the estimated outcomes from the assessment tools and actual outcomes after building occupation.

Journal article
12 May 2018

Environmental issues, costs, and limited energy supply, among other concerns have been driving the efforts toward more energy efficient buildings over the last four decades. Hence, energy efficiency is not only well-established within the building design and construction industries, but is also an active field of research.

Journal article
28 Dec 2018

Modern residential building energy codes provide a component tradeoff mechanism by which builders can trade reductions in the efficiency of some building components in trade for corresponding improvement in other components. One common tradeoff approach is based on maintaining a building "UA value," which represents the building envelope's overall thermal conductance.

Technical report