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Operating a building for the next 20 years

Published: 30 November 2004

The operational stage of a building accounts for up to 65 per cent of the life cycle cost.  However the ability of the Facility Manager to deliver a ...

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Energy saving design

Published: 17 December 2018

An integrated building design approach which considers a building’s orientation, layout, form and materials with respect to climatic conditions to ...

Environment

The legal right to solar access

Published: 31 July 2011

The extent to which the law recognises and protects the right of solar access to solar collectors will determine in a large measure the extent to ...

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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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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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Emerging technologies in ventilation

Published: 30 November 2003

Innovation in ventilation systems is becoming an increasingly popular and targeted topic of architectural discourse. Architects, consultants and ...

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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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Environment

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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The integrated design process of Council House 2

Published: 28 February 2005

Council House 2 (CH2) is a sustainable office building designed for the City of Melbourne. It meets the Council’s long-term need to house staff and ...

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Environment

Lighting at the Australian Greenhouse Offices, Canberra

Published: 31 August 2004

The Australian Greenhouse Offices in Canberra aimed to set new environmental standards, by halving the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of a ...

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