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
05 Apr 2018

Highlights
165 studies from 2010 to 2017 investigating the cooling effects of green infrastructure were systematically reviewed.
Studies were analysed for their spatial patterns, investigation period, typologies studied and methodological aspects.
Five major gaps in the literature were identified.
Research opportunities for future development were identified.
Abstract

Journal article
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
08 May 2019

This guide is aimed for the teams who conduct rapid reviews on topics and questions not just for their own use (or publication in an academic journal), but also for stakeholders (or “end users of reviews”; usually policymakers or practitioners).

Guide
15 Sep 2015

This report articulates, discourses why and how to use evidence from empirical studies to close the loop of design practices. An early effort by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) aiming to bring the stage of “feedback” into the design process was not successful due to the nature of the building practice that is unidirectional and irreversible.

Report
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
01 Mar 2018

Modularity is a strategy recognized by the academia and the industry, and modular architecture is argued to play an important role in the development of sustainable products. The objective of this article is to explore the intersection between modularity and sustainable design from the perspective of the product life cycle.

Journal article