31 Mar 2018

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy.

29 Jun 2018

Developed and administered by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ICSA), the ‘IS Tool’ is designed to be used to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure across design, construction, and operational phases. The tool can be used as part of a self- assessment as well as being able to be formally certified as ‘Commended’, ‘Excellent’, or ‘Leading’.

01 Nov 2002

This document draws together key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value.

Briefing paper
01 Jan 2015

An urban ecosystem is a dynamic system. Therefore, regular monitoring through the use of measurable indicators will enable an assessment of performance and effectiveness. This paper presents a conceptual framework to facilitate the development of an inclusive model for the sustainability assessment of green infrastructure.

Conference paper
21 Feb 2018

This evaluation, conducted by Industrial Economics Incorporated on behalf of BTO, centers on a retrospective cost-benefit analysis of selected Building America program activities in the new residential market.

13 Jan 2016

Dr Robert Care - ARUP Dr Care’s Building Australia’s Future 2015 Conference presentation provides both a historical and a future insight on the construction industry’s adoption of a Performance-based code. The barriers, the benefits, and the need for industry sectors to work collaboratively in developing Performance-based solutions.

08 Jul 2018

Conducting a plan review to determine whether a building complies with the building code is made much easier with the innovative APR software from SMARTreview.

27 Nov 2009

Urban fringe residential estates continue to dominate the residential development sector in Australia. Several practice based sustainability assessment tools have recently been developed which acknowledge the impacts of such developments and attempt to improve outcomes.

Conference paper
11 Dec 2015

The highly populated coastal cities and towns in Australia are also most vulnerable places to climate change induced by increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emission through anthropogenic activities. It is estimated that urban areas account for 60-80% of the global energy use and emit more than 70% of global greenhouse gases.

Conference paper
31 Dec 2015

This report presents outcomes from a three-year mixed method evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services’ low-carbon housing in Horsham, Victoria.

21 Dec 2016

This report presents the findings of all project evaluation activities carried out as part of the project ‘Enabling Gippsland Councils to integrate climate risk and adaptation into local and regional strategies’, which concluded in August 2016.

01 Dec 2015

This paper investigates the use of actual monitored household energy as an indicator of the thermal efficiency of a dwelling and subsequently rating of the building thermal performance.

Journal article