10 Jul 2020
Literature review
The purpose of this study was to complete a literature review of the economic assessment of the costs, benefits and methods for the construction of houses that are designed and...
15 Jan 2014
Journal article
All forms of economic production and exchange involve the use of energy directly and in the transformation of materials. This paper centres on assessing the energy costs of modern day...
25 May 2019
Report
This report examines how to design effective carbon pricing mechanisms (CPMs) for the construction industry. It specifically explores how CPMs can be designed better to more effectively account for emissions...
03 Sep 2016
Fact sheet
The series of publications review the most successful sustainable practices, resulted in ecological, economic and social benefits from the implemented projects in energy efficiency in the residential buildings, municipal heating,...
23 Mar 2018
Journal article
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...
21 Sep 2017
Report
This project analysed the role of building and planning policy and regulations in delivering sustainable buildings and cities. It reviews policy and best practice, analyses VCAT data and cases, and...
01 Dec 2018
Conference paper
Current regulatory pathways to compliance in energy efficiency for Australian housing are via provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). This paper first identifies performance evaluation criteria set out in...
25 Sep 2018
Report
Buildings are one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over half of total city emissions on average, and a significant source of air pollution. Currently,...
09 Jun 2016
Presentation
The content discussed how to go about developing policies that prioritised energy efficiency for building by consulting with key stakeholders. The purpose of the slides is to teach emerging professionals...
06 Dec 2019
Literature review
Building energy efficiency has been identified as a cost-effective opportunity to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and a variety of policies are being implemented to harvest this efficiency...
26 Oct 2019
Guide
This guide is intended as a simple to use reference for social housing asset managers and others involved in social housing upgrades.
01 Oct 2019
Guide
This guide is a planning resource for small to medium-sized companies involved in the buildings sector value chain. This includes building materials suppliers, trades and contractors, transport companies and architects,...
05 Nov 2019
Guide
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,...
11 Dec 2019
Report
This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon...
08 Feb 2018
Policy report
The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the energy efficiency of new buildings and major renovations. Improved building energy efficiency presents a win-win-win solution, reducing stress...
23 May 2017
Journal article
Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards,...
23 May 2017
Journal article
The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) assessment tool estimates the operational energy consumption and GHG emissions from new residential developments based on information available at the building design stage. However, post-occupancy...
01 Jun 2019
Journal article
The present paper proposes an original stochastic LCC approach to the assessment of building renovation investments. The approach contributes to the investigation on the role of LCC input data uncertainty,...