Person

Sara Wilkinson

Commentary

Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And these green roofs and walls make cities look nicer. Toronto’s central business district adopted a policy of establishing green roofs on around half of all city buildings...
Report

Feasibility of algae building technology in Sydney

This study evaluates the technological, economic, environmental, regulatory and social feasibility of adopting algae building technology in Sydney NSW Australia as a source of renewable energy. Interview with 23 stakeholders in the built environment illustrate the drivers and challenges associated with such technology.
Journal article

Retrofitting housing with lightweight green roof technology in Sydney, Australia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This research reports on an experiment on two small-scale metal roofs in Sydney and Rio de Janeiro to assess the thermal performance of portable small-scale modules. The findings are that green roof retrofitting could lower the cooling energy demand considerably.