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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...
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...
Annual Report

Central Victoria solar city annual report 2010-11

In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar...
Policy report

Investing in climate solutions for New Zealand

In October 2018, IGCC convened a workshop in Auckland to look at how to invest in climate solutions in New Zealand. This report captures the current climate finance landscape in New Zealand, some of the key insights to emerge from the workshop discussion and recommendations...
Journal article

Low Carbon Readiness Index: a short measure to predict private low carbon behaviour

Highlights Low Carbon Readiness Index (LCRI) is a three-item measure of low carbon strivings. LCRI predicts reported low carbon behaviours, and reduction in actual energy use. LCRI can be used to develop low carbon policies and monitor their implementation. Abstract
Journal article

Learning for low carbon living: the potential of mobile learning applications for built environment trades and professionals in Australia

Professionals and tradespeople do not promote low carbon building options unless they have proven solutions and confidence to implement them. Consequently, without effective education and training they continue to ‘lock in’ high carbon options. Studies of education and training in sustainable and low-carbon building practices...
Conference paper

Does it fit me better? User segmentation in requirements engineering

This paper proposes a novel approach to segment potential and target software users based on system goals, adopting customer segmentation concepts adopted from the field of marketing.