Climate change is all bad for the economy, but climate change policies are not. This report classifies 14 areas of green economic policy, including action on energy, buildings and transport, assessing what the direct impact of each will be on productivity.
Urban greening activities are underpinned by diverse organisational arrangements. Frameworks have been developed to articulate how such arrangements support the understanding and development of urban greening governance and practice. This paper builds on these frameworks with an additional consideration - levels of formality and informality.
This discussion paper has been released to engage a broad group of stakeholders that will contribute to Australia’s built environment achieving net zero operational emissions.
This document highlights the key themes found from submissions on the 2020 Building for Climate Change Frameworks consultation.
This report makes the case that the nature of the recession predicted over the coming years necessitates fiscal stimulus measures to restart and redirect the UK economy. At the same time, the UK’s climate change targets necessitate the ‘retrofit’ of millions of homes in the...
This report shows how investing in better design for Australian housing can deliver a double benefit. If implemented now, it can protect jobs and keep money flowing to sustain the economy. In the long term, it can lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions, thus...
Two case studies in Italy and two case studies in Spain are analyzed, and the effects of the project management issues are evaluated under three different points of view: Time, cost, and level of sustainability of the building. A poorly planned process for the achievement...
This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks.
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 document provides a set of recommendations for how Australia can reduce emissions in the built environment. It covers residential, commercial and public buildings that are ready for implementation by the federal government.
This research forms part of BRANZ’s Exceeding the Minimum Programme. It considers how the New Zealand banking sector can lead the way in financing mortgages and home loan packages that consider building integrated features in high performance homes.
What are the effects of residential building energy performance disclosure policies on property values?
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of an energy performance rating, are willing to pay more to live in one.
The structure of this report is based on the CRCLCL RP3033 project activities which included:
Sustainable finance has been an area of interest to the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for some time. NABERS have been closely monitoring green bond issuances in the property sector and are encouraged by the uptake of sustainable finance solutions many customers are...
This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
It is becoming increasingly crucial to develop methods and strategies to assess building performance under the changing climate and to yield a more sustainable and resilient design. However, the outputs of climate models have a coarse spatial and temporal resolution and cannot be used directly...
The construction industry is known for bad project performance and a culture characterized by adversarial behaviours. The Last Planner System (LPS) is designed to improve these circumstances through the enhancement of workflow reliability by involving various disciplines in joint planning processes and a culture of...