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Regenerative design approaches

Published: 17 December 2018

Regenerative design is a holistic framework supporting waste-free systems that utilise renewable resources and energy, seeking a balance between ...


Life cycle energy analysis

Published: 31 March 2012

Life cycle energy analysis (LCEA) is a method of assessing both the operational and embodied energy of buildings over their lifetime. It is an ...

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Climate change adaptation for building designers

Published: 28 February 2011

Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, ...

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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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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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Circulating fans are defined as a class of axial propeller fans, generally without an enclosing housing, and used for circulating air in a space. The ...

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Measuring site biodiversity for sustainable development

Published: 31 May 2004

Biodiversity, the variety of life on earth, is required for the health of the natural environment and the continuation of the human species.  Though ...

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Best practice in lighting β€” quality and sustainability

Published: 31 August 2004

This note has been written to show firstly, where lighting design fits into the overall sustainability context, and secondly, to show how lighting ...

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The shade audit

Published: 31 May 2000 | Edited: 31 May 2005

This note, was originally published in May, 2000. It was reviewed by John Greenwood in March, 2005. The summary page includes recent updates to the ...

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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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