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Environment

Heat stress resistant residential design in Australia

Published: 16 May 2019

In Australia, heatwaves are the deadliest natural hazard and a major driver of peak electricity demand and blackouts. Heatwaves are exacerbated by ...

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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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Permaculture - Part A - Introduction and urban farming

Published: 31 August 1996 | Edited: 28 February 2010

This paper is the first of a two part paper intended to introduce the concept of permaculture and urban farming to built environment professionals.

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Balancing place and sustainability in metropolitan planning

Published: 31 December 2005

While continual change and evolution has been an enduring characteristic of the Australian city, the magnitude, speed and complexity of the emerging ...

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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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Towards sustainable urbanism

Published: 30 November 2005

'Sustainable Urbanism' encompasses Australian urban design and transportation practices that seek to create vibrant, liveable communities.  This ...

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A number of design-based building environment rating systems are now available in Australia and are likely to improve the environmental performance ...

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This note, previously described the NatHERS software and was originally published in November 1998 by John Ballinger. The software has now been ...

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Design for eco-services – Part A environmental services

Published: 30 November 2009

Without the virtually free services of nature like clean air and water, humans would not last long. Natural systems can be incorporated in existing ...

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Measuring progress toward sustainability: Bellagio principles

Published: 30 September 1996 | Edited: 30 April 2005

This note, originally published in September 1996, was reviewed by Engineers Australia in April, 2005. The note lists the principles developed by a ...

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