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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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The shade audit

Published: 31 May 2000 | Edited: 31 May 2005

This note, was originally published in May, 2000. It was reviewed by John Greenwood in March, 2005. The summary page includes recent updates to the ...

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Life cycle assessment (LCA)

Published: 17 December 2018

Also known as life cycle analysis; LCA is an objective technique for assessing the potential impacts associated with a product or process by ...

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Phase change materials – overview

Published: 31 August 2006

This paper introduces phase change materials (PCMs) as an alternative energy storage methodology to current latent heat exchange systems commonly ...

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Strategies and resources for material selection

Published: 31 May 2007

This note follows on from the note: The environmental impact of building materials. It outlines Australian and international responses to materials ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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