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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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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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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 ...


Residential passive design for temperate climates

Published: 28 February 1997 | Edited: 28 February 2011

The primary intention of passive design is to create a thermally comfortable building with reduced demand on mechanical (active) forms of heating, ...

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Carbon emissions from domestic appliances

Published: 31 August 2009

As Australia and other countries redouble efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to appreciate not only the total emissions ...

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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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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 ...


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