12 Nov 2019

Academic interests into energy poverty have been growing since the 1990s. These have ranged from quantitative measures and qualitative reflections, as well as ones that aimed to provide more nuanced definitions. These studies have, however, typically focused on single jurisdictions or across national borders, with very few examining the issue...

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)...

02 May 2019

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales.

Technical report
05 Nov 2019

This guide acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners. The guide delves into the technical details of many issues but is suitable for anyone wanting to explore low-carbon building...

25 Jun 2019

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

Systematic review
31 Jan 2013

As the largest consumer of resources globally, the construction industry faces significant challenges due to future changes in resource availability. How might this complex industry achieve reduction of resource consumption and waste given the disconnections existing between stakeholders in the building procurement process and the persistence of discipline based knowledge?

Journal article
03 May 2016

Due to the arising concern for sustainability in built environment, numerous green building certification and rating systems are available throughout the world including Green Building Index (GBI) and GreenRE which were introduced in Malaysia in 2009 and 2013 respectively.

Conference paper
21 Oct 2019

At present, building scale energy efficiency is often limited to the design stage; therefore, the post occupancy energy efficiency of dwellings rarely gets reported. Australian households receive quarterly energy bills; however, these bills, which show aggregated energy consumption, are not helpful in understanding the breakdown of energy usage that would...

Research report
21 Sep 2017

This is a voluntary building standard to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality. It provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions that occur as a result of the operations of a building.

02 May 2019

This consultation report includes questions relevant to a linked or standalone UK emissions trading system or a tax on carbon.

24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Discussion paper
01 Oct 2019

The guide is a planning resource for small to mediumsized companies involved in the buildings sector value chain. This includes building materials suppliers, trades and contractors; transport companies and architects, engineers and other design firms. The guide is intendedfor building sector industry practitioners and other endusers of building sector products and services, such as planners, sustainability...