17 Oct 2019

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to provide an international literature review of best practice techniques for urban cooling for the major climate zones in Australia.

Literature review
17 Oct 2019

The objective of this review is to find evidence on international best practices on financing models for energy efficiency investments in buildings.

Literature review
03 Oct 2019

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to synthesise knowledge from secondary literature employing systematic review and meta-analytic approaches on the mix and effectiveness of policy and program options for improving the energy efficiency of the homes in which low-income households reside.

Literature review
01 Dec 2017

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which a systematic review approach is transferable from medicine to multi-disciplinary studies in the built environment research.
Design/methodology/approach
Primarily a review paper, it focuses on specific steps in the systematic review to clarify and elaborate the elements for adapting an evidence base in the built environment studies particular to the impact of green building on employees’ health, well-being and productivity.
Findings

Journal article
23 May 2017

A high performance building is designed and operated to minimise environmental impact whilst providing an indoor environment that maximises occupant health and comfort. The wealth of academic research into technical and non-technical solutions for high performance building continues to grow. However, industry utilisation of academic research is limited and inconsistent due to a number of factors. This situation is compounded by academics using a broad range of methodologies, which prevents a consistent and widely accepted body of knowledge being developed.

Journal article
10 Jul 2017

This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.

Journal article
16 May 2019

This study examines the sources of evidence that influence decision-makers who design or develop office buildings, and aims to explain why some managers engage more in evidence-based practice (EBP) than others. A mixed methods approach is conducted that combines quantitative results from 187 senior managers in the built environment and qualitative data from 18 interviewees. The respondents evaluated the use and trustworthiness of different sources of evidence, followed by an assessment of practitioners’ adoption and understanding of EBP.

Journal article
01 Sep 2018

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on primary and secondary literature employing various approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system in Australia?”

Systematic review
01 Sep 2018

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on secondary literature that employs systematic review and meta-analytic approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system?”

Systematic review