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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

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 ...

Environment

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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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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Energy

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 ...

Environment

Natural ventilation in passive design

Published: 31 May 1996 | Edited: 31 August 2014

This note provides a background introduction to the lost art of designing for natural ventilation, and discusses some of the more useful rules of ...

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Adaptive comfort: passive design for active occupants

Published: 30 September 2011

The adaptive model of thermal comfort shifts attention from engineered comfort solutions to architectural ones. As the concept of adaptive comfort ...

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Good indoor environment quality (IEQ) can have a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants in office buildings.

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