01 Dec 2013

EnviroDevelopment is a national rating tool which provides independent verification of a project’s sustainability performance.

Technical report
15 Jan 2011

The Urban Design Protocol is founded on five pillars: productivity, sustainability, liveability, leadership and design excellence. 

Policy report
13 Sep 2016

Green Star – Communities assesses the planning, design and construction of large scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and/or community scale. It provides a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories:

  • governance
  • liveability
  • economic prosperity
  • environment
  • innovation
Website
15 Mar 2015

The Fifth Estate's exploration of how Australia can deliver innovative, sustainable urban developments, featuring a high-profile Salon on Sustainable Precincts. 

Book
15 Sep 2017

Demand estimation for services and facilities is an important component of urban development, being required for the determination of the level of provision and coverage of infrastructure and related facilities to serve the needs of present and future populations.

Report
08 Aug 2018

The purpose of this briefing paper is to explore the context and challenges that exist in providing low carbon homes for households on low incomes, and to draw attention to the key issues for practitioners working in the field.

Briefing paper
23 Oct 2018

The buildings sector is responsible for approximately 23% of Australia’s carbon emissions. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), the peak body for sustainability in the built environment, has identified that improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency of new buildings can assist in delivering carbon emissions reductions.

Report
23 Oct 2018

The CRCWSC has developed case studies to help build a body of evidence that can support and encourage the adoption of research outcomes.

Website
30 Mar 2018

In September 2017, the Department of the Environment and Energy commissioned Blue Environment and sub-consultants to manage its waste data and reporting needs until 2019. An early project requirement was to research and propose improvements to the previous versions of the core waste reports, particularly the national waste report.

Research report
13 Sep 2018

This guide is intended to help all Australian property owners cut their energy costs and reduce their emissions, looking at a broad range of technologies — from solar PV and batteries to heat pumps, off-site renewables and demand management systems — and indicating which are best suited to different property types.

Guide
09 Jul 2018

The implementation of ‘cool’ roofing materials, with high solar reflectance and infrared emittance, has received significant attention in recent years, as a method to mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce building cooling energy requirements. The effect of ‘cool’ roofs on heat transfer through the roof structure has been investigated by many researchers.

Conference paper
20 Sep 2018

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

Research report