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Thermal mass and insulation for temperate climates

Published: 30 November 2010

There is still a lot of confusion in the design professions about the difference between insulation and thermal mass. In her paper, practicing ESD ...

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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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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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This paper explores the evidence that another factor to be considered in Sick Building Syndrome and Indoor Environment Quality is exposure to ...

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Designing user-friendly passive buildings

Published: 31 May 2011

Passive design is a fundamental feature of good building design. Going further than just good orientation and fabric design, designers are looking to ...

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Design considerations for the Australian Alps

Published: 31 May 2008

Design in the Australian Alps provides a unique challenge for professionals, possibly more so than in urban environments such as Melbourne or Sydney.

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Users of a range of commercial and institutional buildings in eleven countries have been surveyed to understand their perceptions of the performance ...

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Indoor environment quality

Published: 17 December 2018

Indoor environment quality (IEQ) considers the overall comfort of a building’s interior and the comfort and health of its occupants. Many factors may ...


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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Co-housing has proven to be a successful and influential housing type. The reasons for its success also highlight the limits of its appeal, however, ...

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