Towards an integrated approach for evaluating both the life cycle environmental and financial performance of a building: a review
A building is responsible for the emission of a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the various stages of its life cycle. Industry and government have been primarily focused on assessing and implementing mitigation measures related to the operational GHG emissions of buildings...
Validating and improving the BASIX energy assessment tool for low-carbon dwellings: interim report - recruitment and data analysis
This project interim report presents the initial outcomes of the research that consist of: PART 1: Recruitment of participants from single dwellings and multi-unit dwellings, and initial data analysis of the stage 1 survey; PART 2: Analysis of the BASIX assessment model, key variables and...
Integrated carbon metrics (ICM): scoping study results and industry utilisation workshop notes
This report provides a means to determine where Integrated Carbon Metrics goals should be directed, so as to ensure research and tools are developed to best suit industry requirements. This report provides a summary of a scoping study’s findings and a brief discussion of workshop...
The Australian construction industry’s approach to embodied carbon assessment: a scoping study
The building sector is responsible for a significant proportion of a nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. In an attempt to mitigate these emissions, industry and government have been mainly focussed on reducing operational emissions associated with buildings, leaving the embodied emissions largely ignored. As operational emissions...