City carbon footprint
Boosting voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand
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.
Building efficiency for jobs and growth
Around the world, there are many examples of governments using energy efficient building programs to support the bounce back from major economic crises.
Lean construction: evaluation of waste and carbon footprint in construction project
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...
Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – new build
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.
Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – retrofit
This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
Addressing the carbon footprint of health organisations: eight lessons for implementation
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.
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...
Does the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme ensure heat stress resistance?
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.