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Environment

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

Materials

Published: 17 December 2018

The careful selection of building materials and their use in design has the potential to reduce life-cycle environmental impacts and contribute to ...

Environment

Place

Published: 17 December 2018

Designing for place that considers the environmental characteristics specific to the locale such as climate, topography, vistas, soils, ecology and ...

Environment

Process

Published: 17 December 2018

Strategies and systems for creating, implementing, managing and maintaining sustainable and regenerative outcomes.

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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The physical destruction accompanying disasters typically creates an urgency to rebuild and help survivors get back on track. There are inspiring ...

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Applying the adaptive model of comfort

Published: 31 August 2003

This note is directed to one major aspect of the comfort of building occupants – namely, thermal comfort. Even though it may be difficult to isolate ...

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Design for disassembly – themes and principles

Published: 31 August 2005

The disassembly of buildings to recover materials and components for future reuse is not widely practiced in the modern construction industry. This ...

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The way we form our urban areas, the spaces they create and the values they embody, have a profound effect on the quality of people’s lives. Urban ...

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