Cost effectiveness

Where positive outcomes are relative to or outweigh the costs.

Report

15 May 2019
294

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.

Report

2 Apr 2019
33

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.

Reports

23 Nov 2018
4

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...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018
9

This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.

Conference proceedings

30 Aug 2018
117

Green building (GB) policies have been implemented to promote GB and address climate change. Most of the existing literature have studied the costs and benefits of developing GB, without considerations of GB policies’ impacts. This paper aims to study the costs and benefits of implementing...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018
29

This paper applies cost–benefits analysis (CBA) and transaction cost (TC) theory to systematically evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing the green building economic incentives, with focused study on the Gross Floor Area (GFA) Concession Scheme in Hong Kong. The data of costs and benefits...

Policy report

3 Jul 2018
88

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

The National Construction Code is a...

Report

Targeted review of evidence of direct and co-benefits of energy efficiency upgrades in low income dwellings in Australia
14 May 2018
12

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...

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018
14

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:

One-step deep energy renovation is achieved in France at an average renovation cost of €316/m²for dwellings in multi-family buildings and €374/m² for detached single family homes...

Report

27 Mar 2018
7

In the almost 10 years since we launched with The Fifth Estate we’ve learnt three important things about offices, the topic we covered at our event in Brisbane on 27 March 2018, Bring Your Office to Life.

One is that offices are capable of...

Report

22 Feb 2018
14

This report analyses various measures under consideration by the ACT Government to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the physical impacts of climate change (adaptation). Mitigation measures are assessed against the 2030 emission reduction target range for the ACT-recommended...

Report

1 Feb 2018
12

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...

Report

11 Jan 2018
170

This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.

Report

1 Jan 2018
24

The provision of publicly accessible parks and green spaces is a policy issue at multiple levels of central and local government, devolved national administrations and local authorities. Parks and green spaces are typically free at the point of access and this access is usually unregulated;...

Briefing paper

4 Dec 2017
33

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.

Presentation

28 Aug 2017
13

Slide presentation about smart energy policy for environment, security and efficiency. The presentation discusses economic signals, performance standards and support for research and development.

Poster

1 Aug 2017
26

This poster draws on published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policy makers in eight participating APEC economies to provide a summary of best-practices in building energy codes, a landscape analysis of building energy codes and...

Report

29 Jun 2017
9

Several standards regarding energy consumption have emerged in the last decade, defining increasing requirements, and culminating with the recent emergence of the “nearly zero energy” buildings concept, as described in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive1. However, these standards are mainly focused on new buildings...

Technical report

Including financing, training, and co-benefits aspects of this sector
8 Apr 2017
19

Energy is needed in industry for a number of technologies and processes, including cross- cutting technologies such as steam, motors, compressed air, pumps, heating and cooling, as well as specific processes in energy-intensive sectors (Chemicals, Iron and Steel, Cement, Pulp and Paper, Non-Ferrous Metals, and...

Transcript

23 Mar 2017
3

Ken Maher suggests that the architecture profession is well equipped to help government address one of the most critical challenges of our time: delivering affordable, amenable and sustainable housing that underpins strong communities.

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