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Environment

Land use

Published: 17 December 2018

Strategies for optimising the use of land with respect to social, economic and environmental criteria. Includes consideration of urban form: the ...

Environment

NCC 2019 Section J and commercial building facade design

Published: 15 October 2019 | Edited: 6 May 2020

Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One codifies minimum glazing thermal performance measures for both facade vision glazing and ...

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Systems thinking

Published: 17 December 2018

Inspiring approaches in which wider systems are understood, and occupant choices and behaviours can be designed for and supported through to ...

This note discusses how the quantity surveyor's skills can be harnessed in the development of environmentally sustainable design.  It focuses on the ...

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Embodied water of construction

Published: 31 May 2004

Water is a fundamental aspect of all living things. Since 1900, overall water consumption has increased ten times. Consequently many countries are ...

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On-site domestic wastewater treatment and reuse

Published: 28 February 2005

This note includes descriptions of the different systems used for the on-site treatment and disposal/reuse of domestic wastewaters from residential ...

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This paper provides a critique of the Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) paradigm by discussing its congruence with an established sustainable ...

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Adelaide has a relatively long history of innovation in wastewater treatment and water conservation, spurred on in response to South Australia’s ...

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Environment

Newcastle CSIRO Energy Centre

Published: 28 February 2007

The CSIRO's Energy Centre at Newcastle has many innovative energy saving and renewable energy generation systems.  The Centre explores new methods of ...

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Post occupancy evaluations of buildings are noted for their ability to provide vital feedback regarding a building's performance in use. In addition ...

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