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Sustainability imperatives are starting to drive business decisions and government policies. As solutions are sought to developing environmental ...

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Wood products are a staple of the construction sector, and are important in delivering environmentally preferable projects. However the ...

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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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Design for disassembly – themes and principles

Published: 31 August 2005

The disassembly of buildings to recover materials and components for future reuse is not widely practiced in the modern construction industry. This ...

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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 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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This paper explores the evidence that another factor to be considered in Sick Building Syndrome and Indoor Environment Quality is exposure to ...

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Thermal mass in building design

Published: 31 May 2006

This paper was originally published in August 1995. It has now been fully reviewed by the authors and republished to reflect updates to the topic ...

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In 2003 a demonstration home was constructed by a local authority in Perth to raise public awareness of practical ways to reduce the energy needs for ...

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