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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 easily-conducted form of life cycle assessment (LCA) and one which is particularly relevant to the ...

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Designing, managing and retrofitting non-residential buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 30 August 2000 | Edited: 31 August 2005

This note, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Stephen Pupilli in June 2005. Energy consumption related to Australia's non-residential buildings is expected to double between 1990 and 2010, unless a comprehensive program of energy ...

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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 concepts of energy efficiency such as climatically suitable designs and forms, benefits of tailored ...

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The residential sector has been identified as one of the most prospective for significant cost-effective reductions in energy use. Multiple possible transition paths are possible towards ‘zero carbon’ emitting housing as the basis for a ...

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Ventilation

Published: 17 December 2018

Design strategies that may include natural, mechanical and mixed-mode forms of ventilation and/or passive cooling measures to meet thermal comfort, while contributing to energy conservation.

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Co-housing – an introduction to a residential alternative

Published: 29 February 2008

Co-housing emerged in Denmark and the Netherlands almost 40 years ago as a housing type that aimed to create neighbourhood communities that did not sacrifice the privacy of individual households. Co-housers sought community for its own sake, but ...

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Co-housing has proven to be a successful and influential housing type. The reasons for its success also highlight the limits of its appeal, however, and some of the obstacles to its more widespread application. There are few co-housing schemes in ...

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The physical destruction accompanying disasters typically creates an urgency to rebuild and help survivors get back on track. There are inspiring examples of how architects and other built environment professionals have contributed to rebuilding. In ...

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Environment

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 topic since publication. The material in this Note is based on content from Under Cover: Guidelines ...

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Building materials selection – greenhouse strategies

Published: 30 June 2005

This note, originally published in August 2000, was reviewed by Dr Graham Treloar in June 2005. This summary page includes recent updates to the topic since publication. This Note considers the embodied energy of building materials in the context of ...

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