Sustainable construction for the future - the role of government in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings

Miller, Anne and Ambrose, Michael and Ball, Michael (2006) Sustainable construction for the future - the role of government in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. [Conference Paper]

Abstract

This paper will summarise the findings from a study that explored the link between dwelling design, or type, and energy efficiencies in sub-tropical climates. An increasing number of government and private sector development companies are initiating projects that aim to deliver enhanced environmental outcomes at both sub-divisional and dwelling levels. The study used AccuRate, a new thermal modelling tool developed by CSIRO that responds to the need to improve ventilation modelling. The study found that dwellings developed in conjunction with the Departments of Housing and Public Works have set the benchmark. It provides a snapshot of the energy efficiency of a range of dwelling types found in recent subdivisions. However, the trend toward increasing urban densities may reduce the likelihood that cooling breezes will be available to cool dwellings. The findings are relevant to regulators, designers and industry in all states interested in reducing the energy used to cool dwellings in summer.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program B : Sustainable Built Assets; Project 2002-077-B : Sustainable Subdivisions: Ventilation
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 03:15
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 03:20
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URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/1795
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