Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre


A roadmap for 'carbon structural adjustment' in the built environment sector

Governments around the world are recognising that a ‘carbon-constrained future’ lies ahead, and that leadership is needed to transition economies to low carbon operation, especially in the area of public procurement. By the end of 2014 the world’s largest economies had set ambitious greenhouse gas...

ISCA ‘Infrastructure Sustainability’ rating tool and low carbon tendering

Road agencies face growing pressure to respond to issues related to climate change, resource shortages, and shifting transport mode preferences. A key part of this response will be to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel based energy (and the associated greenhouse gas emissions) of transport...

Investigating the ‘low carbon readiness’ of built environment supply chain

Developed and administered by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ICSA), the ‘IS Tool’ is designed to be used to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure across design, construction, and operational phases. The tool can be used as part of a self- assessment as well as...

Big city planning and digital tools: improving urban and transport planning

Australian cities, especially the four big ones, are growing rapidly. Their growth enables many agglomeration benefits and creates many social and environmental impacts. This report examines new approaches to resolving how we can grow to create new opportunities for our children and grandchildren but at...
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BIM value tool

A free decision-support tool for maximising the benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) across the life-cycle of built assets