10 Sep 2018

The powerpoint presentation gives an overview of how resilience could align with USGBC's mission. Outline of the resilience-enhancing strategies within LEED and each of GBCI's rating systems, links to USGBC resilience collateral, etc. LEED, PEER, SITES, RELi, GRESB and LEED for Cities (including STAR).

Presentation
04 Sep 2018

Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc. 

Video
16 Sep 2016

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC.

Video
07 Aug 2018

Slide presentation capturing a broad spectrum of industry-based energy efficiency policies. Energy efficiency options for the building sector include regulation, information and incentives. 
 
 

Presentation
23 Dec 2015

With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment.

Journal article
21 Nov 2018

An Australian government-owned company has launched the country’s first building census which maps every building with a roof area of more than nine square metres. The Geoscape dataset produced by PSMA Australia identifies a total of 15,243,669 buildings.

Article
01 Jun 2018

Unprecedented levels of urbanisation coupled with revolutions in transport, energy, and data technology offer new opportunities to reshape cities. Cities of the future need to be planned strategically to support environmental and social well-being as well as economic productivity. To do so, cities must encourage compact and connected urban growth.

Working paper
01 Oct 2008

Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, a phenomenon known as the “heat island effect.” As cities develop, more vegetation is lost and more surfaces are paved or covered with build­ings. The change in ground cover results in less shade and moisture to keep urban areas cool.

Guide
08 Nov 2017

The Green Building Council of Australia with the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Energy Efficiency Council, Facilities Management Association of Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne and CitySwitch have produced a policy framework addressing the potential opportunities presented by increasing the energy efficienc

Strategy
24 Nov 2016

Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Efficient Office Buildings program demonstrates that energy savings of up to 29% can be achieved across the mid-tier office buildings sector, via building tuning and cost-effective energy efficiency measures.

Report
01 Jan 2012

This article analyzes data from a major household survey in Melbourne, Australia, to assess the relative importance of each of the five sets of predictors—individual (structural and attitudinal) and contextual (household, dwelling, and locational)—to an explanation of urban resource consumption that encompasses water, energy, housing, carbon-intensive travel, and domestic appliances.

Journal article
02 Feb 2014

The Growing Green Guide  has been developed with advice from industry experts and knowledge from academic research, to explain how to create high quality green roofs, walls and facades.

Guide