Building performance

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Report

2018 global status report: towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

This report is a global snapshot on the status of the building and construction sector, released annually to track the progress of this sector which is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming to well below 2°C
Report

2019 global status report for buildings and construction

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.
Guide

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.
Report

Every building counts: a practical plan for emissions reduction in the built environment

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.
Systematic review

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.
Journal article

Influence of rainfall on the thermal and energy performance of a low rise building in diverse locations of the hot humid tropics

Rainfall is seldom addressed in the analysis of climates for building design, usually neglected for building thermal performance calculations, and there is very little research about its potential cooling effect.
Report

Mainstreaming high performance commercial building HVAC – stage 2 report

This report presents a summary of the findings and activities of Stage 2 of the LCL-CRC research project RP 1033 “High Performance Commercial Building HVAC”.
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.
Guide

Water audit guidance for commercial buildings

Energy audits have been conducted for many years, and there is a well-established cohort of service providers trained to perform them in accordance with standards developed by ASHRAE and others. These standards define the process and quality of work that should be achieved for energy...