16 Sep 2016

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC.

Video
05 Aug 2016

To reach its goal of an 80% carbon reduction by 2050, New York City (NYC) must embrace a radical change to its buildings. The Passive House design’s performance-based standard ensures occupant comfort and very low energy use. It is a pathway for NYC to transform its building stock to reach a low-carbon future.

Conference paper
18 Nov 2018

Smart city and smart home concepts have become increasingly popular, especially in the last decade. Many people have positive notions of living in a smart city or smart home, but not too many users can really define what these concepts mean. One of the reasons lies in the fact that smart city and smart home concepts are very broad and include elements from different domains of science and innovation.

Journal article
14 May 2018

Schools are a vital part of any healthy and thriving community. They provide an important civic place for meeting and exchange and often operate as social as well as educational hubs, not just for parents and students, but for the wider community through the sharing of sports grounds and other facilities.
High quality, well designed schools create a sense of pride, identity and ownership for the communities they serve. They also help deliver better educational results.

Guide
01 Jan 2000

This paper begins by examining how economic models have developed over time to define the boundaries of cost and value in building. How value is variously described in other fields is compared, and the technique of value management as a good design tool is analysed. Wider methods such as Building Rating which look beyond direct capital expenditure and begin to explore how social, political and environmental issues might be brought into the evaluation of good design are reviewed. The need for change emerges conclusively in the present decade’s group of authoritative reports.

Book
28 Sep 2008

The aim of the Dollars & Sense of Green Buildings report is to examine international case studies and local examples of buildings to demonstrate a strong business case for building green.

Report
16 Oct 2013

The Sydney Opera House draws tourists to Sydney and Australia that may not otherwise visit. This report assesses the economic, cultural, brand and digital value of the Sydney Opera House. 

Report
18 Jun 2006

The cost of bad design is a clarion call. There is no excuse for bad design, and no reason to accept poor standards, yet exemplary buildings remain the exception. The buildings and spaces being constructed now will shape the way our towns and cities function over the next 50 years. We must ensure we create a legacy in the next 10 years of which we can be proud.

Essay
14 Feb 2017

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock. Wendy Miller looks at smarter design and construction, better rating systems and the role of government and industry to overcoming barriers to better housing design.

Commentary
06 Oct 2016

Heatwaves have been subject to significant attention in Australia and globally due to their negative impacts on the ecosystem, infrastructure, human health and social life. Measures to increase resilience to heatwaves, however, are mostly isolated in different disciplines. This paper proposes a framework integrating urban and infrastructure planning, building design, public health and social research, to comprehensively assess heat stress resilience.

Journal article