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Responsible innovation: designing schools for tomorrow’s learners

There is now a growing body of research that focuses on the complex relationships between physical spaces, educational practices and learning. This paper draws on empirical findings from recent international research that includes the perspectives and the experiences of those who design and use these...

A zero carbon road map for Aotearoa's buildings

This road map sets out the steps that New Zealand needs to take to get all buildings zero carbon by 2050 and all new buildings zero carbon by 2030.

Sydney’s third city – final report

Overheating of cities is causing serious energy, environmental and health problems and it has a serious impact on the whole economic and cultural life of cities. To counterbalance the impact of high urban temperatures several mitigation technologies have been proposed, developed and implemented. Monitoring of...
Discussion paper

RP1009 closing the loop: building typology and stakeholder review

This document is a component of the CRC for Low Carbon Living Closing the Loop project. It provides an overview of existing data around building energy performance in Australia to guide the selection of building typologies to be included into the research. This document also...

Buildings for everyone: designing for access and usability

This guide provides information about good practice for the design of buildings that are safe and easy to use for everyone.
Conference paper

Jump-starting Passive House in New York City and beyond

To reach its goal of an 80% carbon reduction by 2050, New York City (NYC) must embrace a radical change to its buildings. The Passive House design’s performance-based standard ensures occupant comfort and very low energy use. It is a pathway for NYC to transform...
Conference paper

Off grid in 1900

The chosen area of study is the brick chimney which provided heat, hot water and cooking facilities in the timber houses of Auckland 100 years ago. Demolition of these chimneys is common as adaptive reuse of the older houses of Auckland occurs. The number of...
Conference paper

Defining a 'new civic'

Adelaide is distinguished from other Australian cities by its history as a planned free settlement and its gridded plan complete with wide boulevards, five city squares, and a parkland boundary. The largest central square Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga has been the focus of countless redevelopment schemes aimed...
Conference paper

Labs and slabs

The nearly two-decade long creation of the medical/health research precinct at the University of Melbourne in the 1950s and 1960s transformed a previously unused part of the Parkville campus into a showpiece of modernist planning and architecture. This paper outlines the strategic colocation of a...