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Thermal mass for cool temperate climates

Published: 31 December 2012

This note was prepared by Detlev Geard of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). It makes recommendations as to the ...

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Design for hearing impairment

Published: 10 January 2012

Under the Disability Discrimination Act it is illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of their hearing/deafness disability. All ...

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Accessible change cubicle

Published: 15 December 2014

The access provisions of Premises Standards 2010 have been incorporated into NCC Volume 1 BCA, effective from 1 May 2011. In all public buildings, ...

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Accessible waiting room

Published: 6 January 2015

The access provisions of Premises Standards 2010 have been incorporated into NCC Volume 1 BCA, effective from 1 May 2011. In all public buildings, ...

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Drinking fountains and water filling points

Published: 13 February 2017

1.    APPLICATION Provide accessible drinking fountains where required. 2.    DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS The Design Guide contains criteria for elements ...

40 Albert Road, a refurbished 1980s building, was the first building in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS water ...

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The integrated design process of Council House 2

Published: 28 February 2005 | Edited: 16 September 2018

This note was reviewed and approved for currency in September 2018.  Council House 2 (CH2) is a sustainable office building designed for the City of ...

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Low-energy hot water systems

Published: 31 December 2015

Water heating accounts for around a quarter of household energy use in Australia. Low-energy water heating systems can reduce energy used for heating ...

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The legal right to solar access

Published: 23 August 2019

Put simply, solar access is the availability of sunlight to a property. For architects, the need to consider solar access in the overall design of a ...

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Circulating fans are defined as a class of axial propeller fans, generally without an enclosing housing, and used for circulating air in a space. The ...

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