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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...

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...
Discussion paper

Crossing the bridge to sustainable infrastructure investing: exploring ways to make it across

The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient. At the same...

Urban passenger transport: how people move about in Australian cities

This information sheet analyses the trends in passenger transport in Australia's eight capital cities over the period 1977 to 2008. Although car travel continues to dominate travel in our cities, urban public transport has accounted for much of the growth in travel from 2004 to...

Future directions for the Northern Territory Emergency Response

In its interim response, the Government said it would introduce legislation into the Parliament in October 2009 to remove the provisions in the current NTER Acts that exclude the operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA). On 21 May 2009 the Government released this...

Location and segregation: The distribution of the Indigenous population across Australia's urban centres

This paper focuses on which cities and large towns Indigenous Australians live in, how the Indigenous population is distributed by neighbourhood within these cities and towns, and what the characteristics of the neighbourhoods are in which Indigenous Australians are concentrated. According to the 2006 Census...

Creating Child Friendly Cities conference: outcomes and directions statement

This document outlines the findings of this research conference and look at future directions and key actions.