07 Sep 2018

This study describes the results of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010. The aim is to quantify the average environmental impacts related to housing in Europe and to define reference values (baseline scenario) for policies development.

Journal article
16 Sep 2016

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC.

Video
08 May 2019

Overheating of cities is causing serious energy, environmental and health problems and it has a serious impact on the whole economic and cultural life of cities. To counterbalance the impact of high urban temperatures several mitigation technologies have been proposed, developed and implemented.

Report
12 Mar 2019

This guide is designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits. It is published by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the United Nations Environment Assembly, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Guide
23 Mar 2018

Smart city experiments have the potential to reshape urban climate change governance. Smart city initiatives have been supported by international technology companies and the European Union for many years and continue to be promoted by national and municipal governments.

Journal article
14 Aug 2017

This technical guide is the BREEAM Scheme Document for Communities (BREEAM Communities 2012). It describes an environmental, social and economic performance standard against which large scale developments in the UK and internationally through the BREEAM Communities bespoke international process can be assessed, rated and certified.

Technical report
19 Apr 2017

This study compares and contrasts Australian and global best practices in policy and regulation for the energy and carbon performance of the built environment. It examines the drivers and opportunities for, and barriers to, the adoption of best practices in Australia.

Report
14 Nov 2018

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

Reports
27 Feb 2018

Important research is looking at counteractive measures to urban heat island effect from the best materials to reflect urban heat to the best technology and urban design to keep us cool. What we can do now is make our cities, where the majority live, smarter, healthier and increasingly more liveable.

Article
30 Aug 2018

Fifteen Living Laboratories have been developed across Australia over the past 5 years under the auspices of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. The establishment of the Living Labs has been a significant investment and this report outlines the Living Labs and proposes a model and implementation plan for the facility moving ahead.

Report
01 Jun 2018

This is the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) tenth statutory Progress Report to Parliament – an important moment to reflect on the UK's achievements in tackling climate change to date. 2018 also marks the tenth year since the Climate Change Act came into force and, with it, the creation of the CCC as an independent statutory adviser. 

Report
07 Jun 2018

NatHERS software is a powerful, building physics simulation tool, developed here in Australia by CSIRO (and its predecessors) over the last several decades. In most parts of the country, all new homes have to meet a minimum NatHERS 6 star standard to be approved for construction.

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