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Assisting you to make better policy and practice decisions in the built environment, BuiltBetter helps you search for resources, insights, projects and networks, discover the people and organisations, who provide the knowledge, explore by subject, application, scale or system. BuiltBetter is new and exciting and will continue to grow and develop. Find out more…

Guides

Guide to low carbon households

Occupants, or householders, may be owners or renters and there may be multiple householders within one dwelling. This document recognises the needs and capacities of these different householder groups and, where appropriate, also addresses the needs of households in different climate zones.

 

Guide to low carbon residential retrofit

The document builds on key research conducted nationally by individuals and organisations, including the Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Energy and local universities, working in the areas of low carbon retrofit options, housing typology and climate.

 

Guide to low carbon residential new build

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.

 

 

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Resources

17 Dec 2019

The Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) Embodied Carbon Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database (ICM Database) provides Australian-specific Carbon Footprint Intensities for around 700 construction and building materials, as well as built environment-related products and processes, based on a hybrid life cycle assessment methodology.

Dataset
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12 Nov 2019

The broad research domain of design for sustainability has evolved considerably from its early days of “green design” to currently emerging stream of “design for system innovations and transitions”. Design for system innovations and transitions integrates theories of design and design-led innovation with theories of system innovations and transitions. In...

Conference paper
12 Nov 2019

Sharing of key evidence on strategies for reducing resources consumption and lowering carbon footprint is essential to alleviating risks of increasing urbanization, population growth and looming climate change impacts. However, finding scientifically robust research and distilling knowledge to draw confident conclusions in a reasonable timeframe is challenging due to the sheer volume...

Journal article
12 Nov 2019

This presentation investigates the value of using forecast variables from multiple vertical layers of NWP as machine learning inputs in improving the accuracy of solar irradiance forecasts. Moreover, the effects of postprocessing on the NWP models with different spatio-temporal resolution – Global Forecast System (GFS), regional (ACCESS-R) and city (ACCESS-C)...

Presentation
12 Nov 2019

Research funding provided by CRC for Low Carbon Living under Program 2 – Low Carbon Precincts, Research Project RP2005 - Urban Micro Climates: Comparative study of major contributors to the Urban Heat Island effect in three Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide.

Presentation
12 Nov 2019

This paper uses Forester’s theory of critical pragmatism to contrast the IAP2 spectrum with Arnstein’s Ladder as ways of evaluating public consultation. With support from Sennett’s (2012) notions of dialogic and dialectic cooperation, the paper highlights the mismatch between assessing planned and actual outcomes, and suggests how the adoption of...

Conference paper

Reviews

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy?

 A review of empirical evidence for the energy efficiency of new green-rated office buildings. 

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement

What role do future energy management systems play? This review takes a look at what the literature says.

 

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Tools

Precinct Carbon Assessment tool

Enables the exploration of different low carbon scenarios at precinct scale.

 Urban Heat Index tool

Support urban heat island mitigation decision-making

 

Go to Low Carbon Tools for details and more tools.

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Projects

Start Date
2019
You can use this BuiltBetter feature to share with a wider community your project's details.
Start Date
2018
TULIP is a smart city project delivery and research program lead by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). We are working at the front line of the emerging smart city...

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Networks

You can use this BuiltBetter feature to connect with others on a topic of inquiry and research.

This network investigates innovative planning and governance strategies for creating more liveable, sustainable, equitable, healthy and productive cities. It uses innovative approaches and methods to identify, track and respond to...