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Life cycle energy analysis

Published: 31 March 2012

Life cycle energy analysis (LCEA) is a method of assessing both the operational and embodied energy of buildings over their lifetime. It is an ...

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Designing, managing and retrofitting non-residetial buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 30 August 2000 | Edited: 31 August 2005

This note, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Stephen Pupilli in June 2005. Energy consumption related to Australia's ...

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Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)

Published: 31 July 2011

This note deals with architectural issues associated with photovoltaic (PV) power systems integrated into building design. It follows on from EDG ...

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Revisiting energy efficiency in commercial buildings

Published: 28 February 2003

The previous version of this note (Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings by Deo Prasad May 1995) emphasised the need for including fundamental ...

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Chilled ceilings and beams

Published: 28 February 2006

Alternative low energy air-conditioning solutions are now being commonly used in preference to more traditional air-conditioning solutions for ...

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The residential sector has been identified as one of the most prospective for significant cost-effective reductions in energy use. Multiple possible ...

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Published: 17 December 2018

Design strategies that may include natural, mechanical and mixed-mode forms of ventilation and/or passive cooling measures to meet thermal comfort, ...


Co-housing – an introduction to a residential alternative

Published: 29 February 2008

Co-housing emerged in Denmark and the Netherlands almost 40 years ago as a housing type that aimed to create neighbourhood communities that did not ...

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Residential passive design for temperate climates

Published: 28 February 1997 | Edited: 28 February 2011

The primary intention of passive design is to create a thermally comfortable building with reduced demand on mechanical (active) forms of heating, ...

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Thermal mass and insulation for temperate climates

Published: 30 November 2010

There is still a lot of confusion in the design professions about the difference between insulation and thermal mass. In her paper, practicing ESD ...

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