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James Street Market, Brisbane – a subtropical retail case study

Published: 30 September 2010 | Edited: 3 October 2018

This note was reviewed and approved for currency in October 2018. In the Australian subtropics, high rainfall, warm weather and humidity present unique challenges and opportunities for the architects tasked with designing eco-sensitive projects. The ...

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Freeways are important components of the urban landscape and they must service functional, aesthetic and social requirements. This guide examines the sustainability of urban freeway vegetation and how design can be integrated with management to ...

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A practical guide to life cycle assessment of buildings

Published: 31 May 2012

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an internationally recognised and standardised (International Standards Organisation 1997) approach for assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production. LCA is seen as the only method for evaluating ...

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A summary of urban assessment tools for application in Australia

Published: 29 February 2016 | Edited: 28 August 2018

This note was reviewed and approved for currency in August 2018.  With increasing world population, urbanization, and climatic changes impacting liveability there is a growing awareness of the urgent need for more sustainable and ecological ...

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Airtightness and thermal bridging in buildings

Published: 6 October 2021

All buildings should provide a durable enclosure, thermally comfortable interior, good indoor air quality and energy-efficient operation. These measures can largely be met through an airtight building fabric with adequate controlled ventilation and ...

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40 Albert Road, a refurbished 1980s building, was the first building in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS water rating. Since re-opening in 2006 numerous awards have been won. Fifteen months after the refurbishment, ...

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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 designer Jenny Donovan draws on the work of Abraham Maslow to present a model for socially responsible ...

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This Note provides an introductory review of the energy use and climate and resource impacts of appliances in residential buildings and factors that influence their performance. Its main focus is on the design stage, but it may also assist designers ...

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This note considers expert judgement as one of several stated assessing methods approved for compliance with the Building Code of Australia's Performance Requirements for housing energy efficiency.  It discusses both the matters considered by, and ...

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Applying the adaptive model of comfort

Published: 31 August 2003

This note is directed to one major aspect of the comfort of building occupants – namely, thermal comfort. Even though it may be difficult to isolate thermal sensations from the whole of comfort itself, humans have a strong physiological connection ...

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