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Published: 17 December 2018

Building design and the selection of materials, appliances, equipment and technologies can all contribute to the minimisation of both operational and ...

Social sustainability is about ensuring the sustenance of the diverse social relations that exist in healthy communities. Creating the physical, ...

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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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Built environments are an incarnation of our mental landscapes.  In Western culture we have an unhealthy and unsustainable approach to our inner ...

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Protecting against solar UVR

Published: 30 September 2005

This note, originally published in November 2000, was reviewed by John Greenwood in September 2005. This paper examines the issue of solar ...

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40 Albert Road, a refurbished 1980s building, was the first building in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS water ...

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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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Clovelly house, East Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 31 August 2006

Sydney is not short of terraces and semis that have been completely reworked with a modernist treatment. They are filled with light, planned for ...

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George Street apartments, Fitzroy

Published: 31 May 2005

The 811 square metre site had been owned by the Mathews family since the early 1970’s, and was used as a car park by nearby businesses up until ...

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The Armstrong-Mobbs house

Published: 30 September 2011

The Armstrong-Mobbs sustainable house is a celebrated case study of sustainable refurbishment of an inner-city terrace house. The owners, Michael ...

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