California

Report

19 Jun 2018

Analysis shows that workers in the gig economy tend to have lower wages than employees. They also often miss out on a number of other benefits. Further, their classification as independent contractors has implications on their tax status and superannuation. This research note examines how...

Submission

19 Jun 2018

The letter was drafted to gain support AB 2681 on seismic safety for potentially vulnerable buildings from U.S. Green building in California. An example of how building standards could influence public policy/by-law/codes.

Stated in the letter, the bill would go far to more comprehensively...

Report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
10 Apr 2018

There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...

Briefing paper

23 Feb 2018

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification has transformed how the building industry and the public consider sustainability in the built environment. The most recent update to LEED, known as LEED v4, is the new standard for...

Website

1 Jan 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate solar and living roofs on most new construction. With the passage of this legislation, between 15% and 30% of roof space on most new construction projects will incorporate solar, living roofs, or...

Data portal

Compare and analyse best practice policy packages for the renovation of residential buildings using specially developed criteria
28 Jul 2014

This interactive “Policy Tool for Renovation” facilitates the comparison and analysis of twelve renovation policy packages for residential buildings from Europe and the United States. Fourteen specially developed criteria have been developed, with the support of a panel of international experts, to enable this analysis....

Journal article

1 Jan 2001

This paper addresses some of the problems facing rural enterprise development, such as how to achieve sufficient economies of scale, how to find capital and resources, and how to succeed in an environment which may not appear ready to foster innovative business ideas. The author...

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