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Proponents of energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment have always understood the importance of the facade as a key element for ...

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This paper and its companion paper summarise reports published by the consulting firm GHD in 2003 and 2009 and in particular summarises final results ...

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Commercial

Published: 17 December 2018

Exploring how sustainable design has been implemented in new and retrofitted commercial case studies including retail, mixed-use, office and ...

Sustainability imperatives are starting to drive business decisions and government policies. As solutions are sought to developing environmental ...

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Climate responsive design and traditional design elements of the Persian Gulf may provide a basis for low-energy design. Current building models ...

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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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Revisiting energy efficiency in commercial buildings

Published: 28 February 2003

The previous version of this note (Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings by Deo Prasad May 1995) emphasised the need for including fundamental ...

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Daylighting of buildings

Published: 30 August 2000 | Edited: 31 August 2004

This note, DES 6, originally published in August 2000, was revised and rewritten by Nancy Ruck in August 2001. The information herein is considered ...

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Wood products are a staple of the construction sector, and are important in delivering environmentally preferable projects. However the ...

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Residential

Published: 17 December 2018

Exploring climate-responsive design, passive design principles and innovative construction and technologies in new and renovated residential projects ...

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