Conference paper

Developing multi-unit housing without developers. Or, “without a developer, who does the … … … ?”

Motivated by discontent with the quality, design, and cost of speculative multi-unit housing provision in Australia, households and professionals alike are increasingly seeking alternatives. Recent years have seen an increase in the number and university of households seeking to collectively self-develop multi-unit housing in our...
Journal article

Impacts of heat waves and corresponding measures: a review

Heat waves have significant impacts on both ecosystems and human beings. This is compounded by future climate scenarios which indicate more frequent and severe heat waves in certain locations. There are members of communities that are more vulnerable to the effects of heat waves such...
Conference paper

Industry Constructions of Waste in Building Life-Cycles: Zero waste and beyond?

This paper discusses research from an ARC funded project that is investigating ways to minimise waste from building conception to end of life.
Journal article

The effect of dwelling occupants on energy consumption: the case of heat waves in Australia

Climate change predictions indicate more extremes in weather conditions in the coming decades with more frequent and severe heat waves in certain locations including Australia. It is likely that the more vulnerable members of the community will be at risk during heat waves in the...
Report

A framework for adaptation of Australian households to heat waves

Climate change is leading to an increased frequency and severity of heat waves. Spells of several consecutive days of unusually high temperatures have led to increased mortality rates for the more vulnerable in the community. The problem is compounded by the escalating energy costs and...