This paper proposes an innovative two-track system aimed at scaling up voluntary climate action to help Aotearoa New Zealand meet its Paris Agreement targets – or mitigate beyond the targets.
The purpose of this research was to find causes, impact analysis, and possible mitigation of waste and carbon footprint in the construction project. Results show the causes of waste were dominated by worker factors while the main causes of waste in the design phase were...
This guide acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners.
This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
The scientific evidence for global warming is overwhelming. Health organisations, as large carbon polluters, are at significant ‘carbon risk’ and must act to reduce their carbon emissions.
The report was undertaken as part of a PhD research, funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living Ltd. supported by the Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative and a research student scholarship granted from the Australian Building Codes Board.
Environmental sustainability of prefabricated modular residential buildings compared to traditional equivalent: two case studies in Perth, Australia
The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To bring some light on...