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This paper and its companion paper summarise reports published by the consulting firm GHD in 2003 and 2009 and in particular summarises final results ...

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The Passivhaus, or Passive House, standard is a rigorous, voluntary and performance-based standard, with fundamental objectives of thermal comfort ...

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Published: 17 December 2018

Exploring how sustainable design has been implemented in new and retrofitted commercial case studies including retail, mixed-use, office and ...

International research and product development has resulted from partnerships between the research community and the world's leading glass, window ...

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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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Climate responsive design and traditional design elements of the Persian Gulf may provide a basis for low-energy design. Current building models ...

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Climate change adaptation for building designers

Published: 28 February 2011

Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, ...

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The way we form our urban areas, the spaces they create and the values they embody, have a profound effect on the quality of people’s lives. Urban ...

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Biophilic design: an introduction for designers

Published: 31 July 2018

This note highlights some of the fundamental concepts that underpin biophilic design and introduces designers to some basic principles and tools that ...

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Climate change and sustainability

Published: 31 August 2005

During the twentieth century the earth warmed by about 0.6°C, primarily due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Consequent to ...

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