Cooling

Policy report

21 Feb 2019
15

This policy note integrates multidisciplinary policy recommendations that could mitigate the numerous negative impacts of heatwaves on public health, urban infrastructure and services through adaptation to heatwaves.

Report

25 Oct 2018
1

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...

Article

5 Oct 2018
6

As dozens of cities try to slash carbon emissions by 2050, Copenhagen aims to do it in half the time - in just seven years.

Around the world, more than 70 major cities have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and stop...

Report

9 Sep 2018
20

Cool roof technology is known to reduce the cooling energy consumption of conditioned buildings during hot periods, and widespread implementation of such roofs in a neighbourhood or precinct can mitigate the urban heat island effect. Established building energy modelling techniques are able in principle to...

Case study

1 Sep 2018
11

With urban infrastructure in urgent need of revitalization, it’s time for new thinking about how the civic realm can better serve public needs and meet environmental goals. Chinatown Green Street, in downtown Washington, D.C., is a unique demonstration project that on one city block combines...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018
14

Buildings and the atmosphere are intrinsically connected via cooling and heating systems. Global climate is projected to grow warmer, while an increasing fraction of the population living in urban centers. This introduces the challenge for new approaches to project future energy demand changes in cities....

Guide

Fifth edition
1 Jun 2018
17

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and the former Australian Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) developed this Handbook to assist users with the application and understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One energy efficiency provisions.

The objective...

Video

Heating, Cooling and Methodologies for assessing District Energy Strategies
17 May 2018
30

Aiming at enhancing the development of district energy systems, the District Energy Initiative combines awareness raising, technical assistance, policy advice and capacity building activities to cities worldwide. The initiative is coordinated by UN Environment and has a vast network of partners from various sectors and...

Report

Targeted review of evidence of direct and co-benefits of energy efficiency upgrades in low income dwellings in Australia
14 May 2018
8

The current CRC Low Carbon Living Research Project (RP3044) has the aim to encourage mainstream uptake of low carbon retrofits in social housing. The social housing sector, including public, community and Aboriginal housing, own or manage a significant proportion of residential property in Australia; the...

Conference paper

12 Apr 2018
8

This study analysed over 1.8 million measurements of air conditioner power consumption and indoor/outdoor air temperatures in 129 houses in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne from 2012 to 2014. It was found that the preferred indoor air temperature range, at which occupants are most unlikely to...

Journal article

1 Feb 2018
24

Greenhouse gas emissions urgently need to be reduced. Even with a step up in mitigation, the goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 °C remains challenging. Consequences of missing these goals are substantial, especially on regional scales. Because progress in the reduction...

Report

1 Nov 2017
7

This report is part of Task within the California Energy Commission CEC EP C project EPC‐14‐ 009 Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley The main goal of this research was to determine...

Report

6 Jun 2017
14

Radiant cooling and heating has the potential for improved energy efficiency, demand response, comfort, indoor environmental quality, and architectural design. Many radiant buildings have demonstrated outstanding performance in these regards, and application of the technology in commercial buildings is expanding. However, there are no well-established...

Journal article

23 May 2017
20

This paper demonstrates that the integration of passive features during the design/construction of sustainable buildings requires thorough modelling at the design stage as some features may have unintended consequences resulting in occupant dissatisfaction, and resulting in the building using more energy to maintain comfort.

Journal article

23 May 2017
4

Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards, and building practices. In New South Wales, Australia the planning department introduced a web-based energy-modelling...

Report

An industry foresighting perspective on developments in the Australian HVAC market
1 Jan 2017
20

This paper provides a snapshot of future HVAC in a net-zero world, and outlines some of the main themes from the workshop discussions such as:

The changing relationship between occupants and buildings; A shift in the approach and objectives for town planners; A move...

Journal article

13 Sep 2016
12

One of the major obstacles to improving solar thermal cooling technologies is the high operating temperature requirements of most solar thermal cooling systems. This paper reviews recent advances that could reduce the required heat source temperatures for solar desiccant cooling to the range of 50°C–60°C....

Strategy

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions
16 Feb 2016
5

With this Communication, released in February 2016, the European Commission presents the first strategy to optimise buildings' and industries' heating and cooling in order to tackle the massive use of energy, particularly fossil fuels, in the sector. Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the...

Discussion paper

15 Mar 2013
51

AIRAH undertook this project on behalf of the whole of industry to provide a forum or mechanism whereby the transition to low -­‐ emission HVAC&R practices and technologies could be discussed openly and transparently. The topic is broad and the views are varied and often...

Conference paper

2 Dec 2011
9

Urban centres are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. In Australia, Building energy use is responsible for 23% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, more than half of which comes from the residential sector (CIE, 2007). In Australian residential homes, about...

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