Tag: Green Building

Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

Green City: The Routledge Urban Sustainability Collection

The Routledge Green City collection brings together their latest research articles covering aspects of the future of sustainability in urban environments. The articles will remain free to access until the end of the year.

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Green Cities Design Book: 50 city stories explored

Design Book: 50 city stories explored

This design book from Arup examines the ideas that help make great urban places – through design that is intelligent, beautiful, green, resilient, responsible and future-facing.

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Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical Guidelines

Urban Green Cover in NSW Technical Guidelines

‘Green cover’ refers to the integration of green, permeable and reflective surfaces into cities and towns with the aim of reducing urban air temperatures and improving air quality. The NSW Government has produced technical guidelines to provide practical advice on

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Small is Beautiful – a tiny house documentary touring Australia in April/May

Small is Beautiful – a tiny house documentary

Small is Beautiful – a tiny house documentary is a revealing look into the tiny house movement, a grass roots response to the housing affordability crisis that traps people from across the developed world. There are screenings throughout Australia in

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Green Building Council of Australia releases Green Star Design & As Built tool

Green Star Design & As Built tool

The Green Building Council of Australia has released the Green Star Design & As Built tool, which it says is the most significant update to Green Star since its launch. The new tool is designed to be cheaper and easier

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Market drivers towards healthier buildings

The report Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity documents the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective

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Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

The Green Infrastructure Project at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide is working together with government, industry and community towards the achievement of the vision: “South Australians living in healthy, resilient and beautiful landscapes that sustain and connect people with plants

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Smart Blocks – tune up your building

Smart Blocks is a national program helping apartment owners and their managers to improve the energy efficiency in apartment buildings and save money. The program includes web resources and a series of workshops around Australia between 2013 and 2016.

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City of Sydney adopts first ever green roofs and walls policy for Australia

The City of Sydney has adopted the first ever green roofs and walls policy for Australia, which sets out a commitment to increase the number of high quality green roofs and walls in the City. It is accompanied by a

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Effectiveness of retrofitted green and cool roofs at reducing overheating in a naturally ventilated office

Mitigating summertime overheating is increasingly viewed as a key issue in urban planning – a warming climate and increasing urbanisation will exacerbate the problem. The research paper The effectiveness of retrofitted green and cool roofs at reducing overheating in a

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