Legacy publications

​Browse the collection of publications commissioned to inform energy strategies and initiatives. They may be useful background research and come from a variety of sources.

Tenancy lighting report (October 2010)

A well designed and managed lighting system can lead to significant improvements in energy efficiency relating to office tenancies.

Tenancy Lighting Report - October 2010

Technical resource on Sustainable mixed-use development: A framework for next steps (April 2005)

This report investigates the feasibility of producing a national technical resource covering sustainable built form at whole-of-development scale. It documents the findings of the stakeholder consultation process and sets out a proposed framework based on stakeholder recommendations.

Technical resource on sustainable mixed-use development: a framework for next steps

Inclusion of energy generation in building energy efficiency standards (May 2012)

The report investigates the broad implications of allowing new residential and commercial buildings to achieve energy efficiency standards by offsetting the energy use of the building by the use of energy generated by zero and low emission energy generation (ZLEG) systems that supply the building.

Inclusion of Energy Generation in Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Energy research for the Building Code of Australia - Volume 1 (September 2000)

Part 1: International Survey of Building Energy Codes

International survey of building energy codes)

Part 2: A national approach to energy efficiency measures for houses, considers the feasibility of climate zone based residential building energy codes

Feasibility study: a national approach to energy efficiency measures for houses

Part 3: Impact of Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Class 1 buildings in Victoria, examines the impact State-based regulation.

Impact of Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Class 1 Buildings in Victoria

Identifying cost savings through building redesign for achieving residential building energy efficiency standards (May/June 2012)

Part 1: assesses typical housing stock to look at cost effective ways for the building shell to be redesigned to achieve 6 stars.

Identifying cost savings through building redesign: Part 1

Sustainability House - Appendix 3: 1-10 (PDF 5.3MB)

Sustainability House - Appendix 3: 11-20 (PDF 4.6MB)

Part 2: investigates the highest possible star rating that can be achieved from a 6-star baseline without incurring additional construction costs.

Identifying cost savings through building redesign: Part 2

Part 2: Dwelling reports 1-20

Pathway for low-energy, low-carbon buildings in Australia (July 2010)

Estimates low, medium and high scenarios for what could be achieved in terms of the thermal performance of the building shell and the energy used by fixed appliances and equipment within the building.

Pathway for low-energy, low-carbon buildings in Australia

Pathway to 2020 for increased stringency in new building energy efficiency standards (January 2012)

This Report analyses the range of cost-effective savings in the energy consumption of new buildings that could be achieved in Australia by 2015 and 2020, relative to buildings compliant with the 2010 version of the Building Code of Australia.

Pathway to 2020 for Increased Stringency in New Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Benefit Cost Analysis —May 2012

Pathway to 2020: Technical appendices

Scoping study to investigate measures for improving the environmental sustainability of buildings materials (December 2006)

Scoping study to investigate measures for improving the environmental sustainability of buildings materials (December 2006).

The research aims to identify and quantify the range of environmental impacts associated with the building fabric using life cycle analysis. It reviews the options for reducing these impacts and identifies a range of possible measures that could improve the sustainability of building materials across the life cycle/supply chain.

Scoping Study to investigate measures for improving the water efficiency of buildings

Scoping study to investigate measures for improving the water efficiency of buildings (December 2006)

This study combines information about water use patterns in urban areas; techniques and strategies that can be used to reduce water consumption in buildings; options for improving efficiency, and an analysis of the economic, social and environmental impacts of these options.

Scoping Study to investigate measures for improving the water efficiency of buildings

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