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Literature review

Towards zero-emission refurbishment of historic buildings: A literature review

Abstract: Nowadays, restoration interventions that aim for minimum environmental impact are conceived for recent buildings. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced using criteria met within a life-cycle analysis, while energy saving is achieved with cost-effective retrofitting actions that secure higher benefits in terms of comfort. However...
Report

Integration and social housing in Australia: theory and practice (final report)

This study examines the themes of policy and service integration in the provision of social housing in Australia and identifies principles that may contribute to better-integrated social housing policies and services. This study examines the themes of policy and service integration in the provision of...
Systematic review

Innovation, low energy buildings and intermediaries in Europe: systematic case study review

Abstract: As buildings throughout their life cycle ac- count for circa 40% of total energy use in Europe, reducing energy use of the building stock is a key task. This task is, however, complicated by a range of factors, including slow renewal and renovation rates...
Briefing paper

Deep energy renovation: trapped in overestimated costs and staged approach

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:
Journal article

Carbon assessment for urban precincts: Integrated model and case studies

The building sector is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Over the years, sound tools have been developed to support the life-cycle assessment of building carbon emissions performance. However, most of these tools have been primarily focused on building-scale modelling and evaluation...
Report

Reducing crime in public housing areas through community development: an evaluation of the High Density Housing Program in the ACT

This evaluation of the High Density Housing Program (HDHP) employed a rigorous, quasi-experimental design, which enabled changes in recorded assaults and property crime, disturbance incidents and ambulance attendances at Ainslie Avenue to be compared with those of another public housing area that shared similar characteristics.
Report

Supported housing for prisoners returning to the community: a review of the literature

This report presents the findings of a review of the literature on housing support for people returning to the community following a period of imprisonment. The review was commissioned by Corrections Victoria in mid-2015, to inform future practice and policy development in the area of...
Journal article

13 Days and Counting: A Mutual Support Model for Young, Homeless Women in Crisis

An innovative program in rural Victoria matches young homeless women with older homeless women and provides them with a range of support services.The result is more stability in the accommodation setting, mutual benefit and satisfaction for clients, and impressive rates of permanent housing outcomes.
Report

A blueprint for action for regional Indigenous homelessness projects

This document is a blueprint for action for regional Indigenous homelessness projects in Mt Isa, Cairns, and Townsville / Thuringowa. The blueprint details strategies to be implemented in cooperation with all stakeholders in each of the communities. Five strategic areas underpin the direction of the...