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Sustainability and building information modelling (BIM)

Published: 31 August 2017 | Edited: 3 August 2018

This note was reviewed and approved for currency in August 2018. This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools ...

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This note was reviewed and retained for legacy in September 2018.  This note deals with the methods and tools for assessing the environmental ...

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Applying expert opinion to domestic building energy assessment

Published: 31 May 2007 | Edited: 20 September 2018

This note was reviewed and retained for legacy in September 2018.  This note considers expert judgement as one of several stated assessing methods ...

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Section J and commercial building facade design: NCC 2022

Published: 15 October 2019 | Edited: 7 February 2024

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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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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Sustainable housing using lightweight cellular concrete

Published: 31 May 2009

Using lightweight technologies, such as precast cellular concrete wall panels, provides an opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of ...

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Low CO2 Concrete: Are we making any progress?

Published: 30 November 2009

While concrete is the most widely used building material in the world with many architectural and engineering benefits, it is associated with a high ...

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Phase change materials – overview

Published: 31 August 2006 | Edited: 30 August 2018

This note was reviewed in August 2018 and retained for legacy. This paper introduces phase change materials (PCMs) as an alternative energy storage ...

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Building materials selection – greenhouse strategies

Published: 30 June 2005

This note, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Dr Graham Treloar in June 2005. This summary page includes recent updates to the ...

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Straw bale construction

Published: 30 November 2003 | Edited: 4 September 2018

This note was reviewed in September 2018 and retained for legacy. This note, originally published in November 1996, was reviewed by Harry Partridge ...

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