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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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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 ...

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Development in Australian bushfire prone areas

Published: 17 October 2019

Bushfire has long been a part of Australian landscape ecology and mythology, but climate change is now driving an increase in fire emergencies and a ...

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This guide addresses visual resource, siting and design issues associated with wind farm development. This is an introductory overview of the key ...

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Erosion and sediment control

Published: 28 February 2003

The principles of erosion and sediment control are said to be at the cutting edge of common sense.  These principles have been around for decades, ...

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Land resource assessment

Published: 28 February 2006

The note describes a new procedure for Land Resource Assessment (LRA).  It uses Multi-Criteria Evaluation methods (MCE) in a Geographic Systems (GIS) ...

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Towards sustainable urbanism

Published: 30 November 2005

'Sustainable Urbanism' encompasses Australian urban design and transportation practices that seek to create vibrant, liveable communities.  This ...

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Mind the gap: predicted vs actual performance of green buildings

Published: 28 February 2011 | Edited: 3 September 2018

This note was reviewed in September 2018 and retained for legacy. This paper reviews the major North American and Australian sustainability rating ...

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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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