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Building retrofitting

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Retrofit
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Adaptable housing for people with disability in Australia: a scoping study

This scoping study focuses on the existing housing stock available to the 4.4 million Australians with disability who live in the community in houses, duplexes, apartments, townhouses and units that they own or rent. Many of these people have a disability with particular needs that...
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A green stimulus for housing

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...
Guide

Guide to implementing low carbon retrofits for social housing

This guide is intended as a simple to use reference for social housing asset managers and others involved in social housing upgrades.
Guide

Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – retrofit

This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
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Renovate or Rebuild pilot project

Research undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has shown that current ‘top down’ education approaches aimed at changing consumer behaviours to adopt sustainable housing options (including concepts like net zero energy homes) have been largely ineffective. This project builds on...
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Towards zero carbon: reducing carbon in home renovations

Overall 12% of carbon emissions comes from homes. This video shows how the media can encourage more sustainable renovations and new builds.
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Build4Life business model analysis: sustainability publishing and peer to peer advice service

The purpose of this report is to summarise the development of the preferred business model identified for Build4Life by reporting of the key activities of the customer discovery phase of Build4Life. The proposed business model is for Build4Life to act as a platform to connect...
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Driving a national social media conversation on energy efficient housing

This project used the insights gleaned from CRCLCL Program 3 social research projects, particularly RP3029, to develop a web-based platform to support a transition to a low carbon and energy efficient residential housing sector. The platform provides a mechanism for renovators to socialise, discuss their...
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Mainstreaming low carbon retrofits in social housing: final report

This report provides a summary of activities completed under the CRC for Low Carbon Living RP3044 ‘Mainstreaming Low Carbon Retrofits in Social Housing’. This two-year project provided real world evaluation of a range of energy efficiency upgrades undertaken in Social Housing properties around NSW, considering...
Guide

Guide to low carbon landscapes

This guide is an introduction that offers practical insights for homeowners, builders and designers to illustrate what low carbon landscapes are, how they function and the benefits they provide.
Guide

Guide to low carbon residential buildings – retrofit

This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.
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Energy efficient swimming pools – engagement and utilization

This report covers the activities of utilisation project “Energy efficient swimming pools – engagement and utilization”. This involved project partners: School of PV and RE Engineering, UNSW, Simply Better Pool Savings, and Randwick Council.
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Building 4 People: Quantifying the benefits of energy renovation investments in schools, offices and hospitals

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of...
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Pursuing passive: strategies for a high comfort, low energy retrofit in NYC

Improving the performance of buildings must be a central component of any response to the challenges of climate change. This is both an imperative and an opportunity. Responding to climate change by aggressively improving the performance of the built environment will produce buildings that are...
Guide

Environmental design in schools

Schools are a vital part of any healthy and thriving community. There is growing appreciation of the significant role that good design can play in education, with increasing evidence that student learning outcomes are closely related to the quality of the environment in which they...
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The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

An abundance of scientific studies points to evidence that indoor environmental quality (IEQ) has a direct effect on health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity. Considering that people spend a large amount of their time indoors, it is crucial that building legislation ensures sufficient levels of IEQ...
Fact sheet

Towards a decarbonised EU building stock: expert views on the issues and challenges facing the transition

The latest version of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050, and compels Member States to develop respective roadmaps, guidelines and measurable, targeted actions.
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Constructing a new, low-carbon future

This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...
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Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe. Towards a new market standard

Greening our buildings is at the heart of our ght against climate change. Greener, more energy efficient buildings can also help to reduce the exposure to risk for property owners and the banks that nance them. Energy efficient mortgages can therefore be a powerful tool...
Fact sheet

Minimum energy efficiency standards for a fair energy transition

In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.