Recently added resources
In the past two decades, Vietnam has been experiencing rapid economic growth, with GDP growing by 6.8 percent in 2017. Economic growth has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of the people’s lives and poverty reduction. In 2015, Vietnam became a net energy importer with an import share of energy at 5%, which is expected to grow.
Da Nang is a major harbor city and the largest urban centre in central Vietnam. In 2010, the city used roughly 17.9 petajoules of energy in various forms. Lack of local fossil fuel resources results in 100 percent reliance of Da Nang on energy imports. While notable solar energy potential and local wind resources are present, their utilisation has not yet started in the city.
The buildings sector is responsible for approximately 23% of Australia’s carbon emissions. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), the peak body for sustainability in the built environment, has identified that improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency of new buildings can assist in delivering carbon emissions reductions.
Low Carbon Living
Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla Richards
The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers...
Speakers: John Amatruda, Sean Brennan, Kirsten Mariager, Shawn Torbert - LEED AP
New Yorkers are used to the noise of a construction crew in full swing. While those sounds remain the same, industry demands and requirements of today’s building products are changing rapidly, as...
Josh’s House is an exemplar of integrated water sensitive urban design at the residential housing scale.
Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction...
Application of water sensitive urban design strategies to provide retention, ltration, litter management and bio- retention outcomes, as well as improvements to local amenity.
The Kings Square development in Perth’s central business district is part of Perth City Link – an urban renewal project...
Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.
Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The...
Yesterday the UN body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Change, released its latest report on the pace of global warming — and it made for some grim reading.
It urged a "transformational shift" in the way we live if we are to limit...
Urban household water supplied by rainwater.
The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2 . All of the water supplied to the...
Local planning policy can advance requirements for local development.
The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee...
Improving the health of a high ecological value waterway with stormwater disconnection.
Dobsons Creek has the highest ecological value of any waterway within the Knox City Council area, and is one of the highest value waterways in the wider Dandenong Creek catchment. In 2010,...
Stormwater harvesting, treatment and subsequent storage within an aquifer and distribution to western Adelaide for recycled water (non-potable) reuse.
Region-wide system that harvests, treats and stores stormwater and distributes harvested water through western Adelaide, sustaining a growing economy and enhancing the natural environment. The...
A design that showcases the potential of disused infrastructure in providing community open space with an integrated stormwater design.
Greening the Pipeline is the transformation of a heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer reserve into a 27km linear park in Melbourne’s west. The project is...
Decentralised residential wastewater management.
The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. A sewerage treatment plant located within the development accepts and...
Irrigating airport land for heat reduction benefits.
SA Water and Adelaide Airport have been running a trial using stormwater to irrigate a 4ha site within the airport land to understand the potential benefits that maintaining appropriate vegetative cover and reducing surface and air temperatures...
This report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C , its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.
As dozens of cities try to slash carbon emissions by 2050, Copenhagen aims to do it in half the time - in just seven years.
Around the world, more than 70 major cities have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and stop...
This week’s launch of Melbourne’s first zero energy display home, initially developed for a CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) research program, was part of a $2.18 million energy-efficiency housing pilot program announcement for Victoria.
The Zero Energy Home (ZEH) which was built by...
The earth is on a trajectory to warm 3-4°C by 2100. This heat map details how that rise in temperatures will affect major metropolitan hubs.
Smart Cities Dive took a closer look at how this would affect six major metropolitan hubs, and what the...
Planning schemes are the primary tool to enable state and local government land use planning policies to be implemented and effect positive change to the built environment. This guide will help practitioners implement these principles in the day to day formulation and drafting of planning...
For greater housing diversity, new typologies can be designed to support emerging household needs over time. Additionally, architects can explore the notion of creating more diversity in available housing stock. Finally, housing provision can be expanded beyond procurement models, financial structures and living arrangements driven...
- 2008 (9)
- 2007 (9)
- 2006 (4)
- 2005 (10)
- 2004 (1)
- 2003 (1)
- 2002 (1)
- 2001 (1)
- 2000 (1)
- 1999 (1)