Cost effectiveness

Journal article

Minimize the route length using heuristic method aided with simulated annealing to reinforce lean management sustainability

Cost reduction is a cornerstone of the Lean administration’s sustainability through modifying its algorithms scheme to become multi-useful. This paper focuses on controlled “movement” of waste, to minimize time spent on deployments of pipeline, cabling and sewerage networks, to avoid demurrages (i.e., constructor sectors) and...
Working paper

Framework for the assessment of benefits of action/cost of inaction (BACI) for drought preparedness

This paper suggests a methodological framework for assessment of benefits of action and costs of inaction (BACI) as a tool to support a shift in drought policy and programs from crisis management to a risk management approach.
Journal article

Cost and embodied carbon reductions in cutter soil mix walls through fibre reinforcement

Cutter soil mix (CSM) walls are created by mixing soils with cement and bentonite slurry to produce a soil–cement mix with modest tensile and compressive strengths. CSM walls may be stabilised using internal steel beams. Presented here are the results of a CSM wall field...

A smart investment for a smarter Australia: economic analysis of universal early childhood education in the year before school in Australia

This report includes economic analysis of early childhood education in Australia. The analysis focusses on the early childhood education provided to children in the year before they start school. The analysis has considered the benefits of early childhood education for children, their parents or carers...

Benefits of chemicals control

This guide is intended to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for preventive chemicals control, and government officials actively working to develop, adapt and implement chemicals control and the related institutional capacity.

Carbon Value Engineering: integrated carbon and cost reduction strategies for building design

The Carbon Value Engineering project aims to maximise the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment. Rather than proposing a new process for these reductions, it adapts the industry-standard practice of value engineering (VE) for integrated carbon and cost minimisation. The project set out...

The business case for social housing as infrastructure

This research investigated frameworks for funding social housing as infrastructure, including cost-benefit analysis and alternatives such as ‘avoided cost’ and ‘housing adjusted life years’, to develop stronger analytical methods.

Study: the costs of not implementing EU environmental law

This study reveals that full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.

Inclusion of heating and cooling energy load limits in NatHERS assessments: Regulation Impact Statement for decision

This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the expected impacts, including costs and benefits, associated with a proposal to add separate heating and cooling load limits or ‘load limits’ to the current Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) compliance pathway for the energy performance of...
Technical report

Residential heat recovery ventilation – technical brief

Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) save energy by recovering heat that would otherwise be exhausted as part of energy code-mandated mechanical ventilation systems. Residential HRVs can be life cycle cost effective depending on equipment/installation costs and the severity of the climate. This brief evaluates HRV cost...