office buildings

Journal article

Forecasting uptake of retrofit packages in office building stock under government incentives

Highlights Diffusion model for uptake of building retrofits. Case study with New South Wales office buildings. Forecast uptake of government policy programs. Abstract

Government procurement for sustainability outcomes

This project, commissioned by the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), aims to advance an important aspect of the National Energy Productivity Plan: specifically, Item 12, ‘improving energy productivity in government’.
Journal article

Beyond an ‘informed opinion’: evidence-based practice in the built environment

This study examines the sources of evidence that influence decision-makers who design or develop office buildings, and aims to explain why some managers engage more in evidence-based practice (EBP) than others. A mixed methods approach is conducted that combines quantitative results from 187 senior managers...
Conference paper

Bundling and splitting: workspace tenure in two vectors

The relationship between levels of energy efficiency and differing forms of commercial office workspace tenure is theoretically affected by the economic principal-agent problems of moral hazard and adverse selection. Tenure involving contracts gross with energy utilities is subject to the moral hazard of overconsumption of...
Conference paper

Simulation results of a high-temperature solar-cooling system with different control strategies

High-temperature absorption chillers (double-effect and triple-effect) have a higher coefficient of performance (COP) than single-effect chillers. This can reduce the collector’s footprint and cost in a solar-cooling plant. Though single-effect, absorption chiller-based solar-cooling systems have been studied for the past 20 years, very little information...

The tenant's role in creating the business case for high performance low-carbon buildings: systematic literature review and post occupancy evaluation

The ultimate test of the business case for high performance low carbon building is to consider how the human benefits of these buildings could be reliably quantified to prove beyond all doubt the positive Return on Investment (ROI). After all, staff costs, including salaries and...
Systematic review

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy? Rapid review of comparative evidence

The main objective of this rapid review was to identify and organise recent peer-reviewed empirical evidence for the energy efficiency of new (not retrofitted) green-rated office buildings.

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: the Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit

The WorldGBC has demonstrated that low carbon, resource efficient and environmentally sensitive buildings can enhance the health, wellbeing and productivity of building users. That is a very strong element of the business case for green buildings. The report forms one of the first major outputs...

Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning, in response to an increasing body of evidence, that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways and so it is a smart business move to create green buildings...

The next wave: retrofitting Victoria's office buildings

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria. The main goals of this report are: