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Transforming Building Environmental Design

Buildings are responsible for significant environmental impacts. Only with considerable improvements to the design, construction and operation of buildings can ambitious national environmental goals be achieved.

The Australian construction industry is currently constrained in their efforts to maximise the environmental performance of buildings. Reliable and easily accessible information on the environmental performance of a broad range of alternate building materials and components is lacking. The project will provide the construction industry with the comprehensive environmental information needed to better facilitate the identification and implementation of appropriate design strategies that minimise building environmental impacts.

This project will significantly reduce national energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the construction and operation of new and existing buildings. This will help to reduce the potential impacts of climate change on Australians and provides a highly cost-effective solution for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Streamlining environmental decision-making for building designers

Project Title

Transforming Building Environmental Design

Major Sponsor

Australian Research Council

Research Partners

University of Melbourne
Deakin University
Williams Boag Architects

Project Team

Dr Robert Crawford (Uni of Melb)
Dr Robert Fuller (Deakin Uni)

Contact

Robert Crawford
rhcr@unimelb.edu.au