Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement goals

This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.

The built environment and energy efficiency in Australia: current state of play and where to next

This chapter provides a review and critique of approaches to improving energy efficiency and broader sustainability in the Australian built environment. The focus is on the minimum building performance requirements set through the National Construction Code—Building Code of Australia, but the chapter also includes other...

The way forward—moving toward net zero energy standards

Net zero energy building (NZEB) standards have been gaining prominence lately as the next performance target for buildings. However, despite the demonstrated benefits of such building performance across triple bottom-line concepts, Australia is yet to formulate a policy toward adopting a net zero energy building...