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Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)

Published: 31 July 2011

This note deals with architectural issues associated with photovoltaic (PV) power systems integrated into building design. It follows on from EDG ...

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Chilled ceilings and beams

Published: 28 February 2006

Alternative low energy air-conditioning solutions are now being commonly used in preference to more traditional air-conditioning solutions for ...

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Energy saving design

Published: 17 December 2018

An integrated building design approach which considers a building’s orientation, layout, form and materials with respect to climatic conditions to ...


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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Climate change and sustainability

Published: 31 August 2005

During the twentieth century the earth warmed by about 0.6°C, primarily due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Consequent to ...

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Sustainable communities

Published: 30 November 2004

As Australia faces a number of challenges, including water shortages, rising fuel costs, expanding population and insufficient land, resources and ...

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Biodiversity and the built environment

Published: 28 February 2002

This note, GEN 3, was originally published in 1995 and authored by Richard Lamb.  The note was reviewed in August 2001 and the original paper needed ...

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The integrated design process of Council House 2

Published: 28 February 2005

Council House 2 (CH2) is a sustainable office building designed for the City of Melbourne. It meets the Council’s long-term need to house staff and ...

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Construction details for cool temperate climates

Published: 31 December 2012

This note was prepared by Robert McGregor of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). It outlines the appropriate ...

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