australian and new zealand architecture and design resources
issues
HOME > RESOURCES > ISSUES > SUSTAINABILITY

HOME

ARCHITECTS
australasian
elsewhere

CONTENT
events
archives

ISSUES
heritage
sustainability
butter paper forum
other forums

PLACES
australasia
europe
americas
the rest

LINKS
schools
zines & blogs
competitions
theory
general
melb consultants
planning + predesign
urban design
practice
computing
weirdness

ABOUT / SERVICES

PicoSearch

environment and sustainable building

australia

  • edf foundation - an australian non-profit environmental group with an interest in the built environment -newsletters and articles on site.
  • Final Draft of the State of Knowledge Report on Air Toxics and Indoor Air Quality in Australia - an abstract describes the report which is available to download as a PDF file.
  • Greenhouse - This is good. The Oz government website is a trove of all the things that are so easy to forget during early design (passive design that is). Fact sheets on sun angles in the different cities, embodied energies and a hell of a lot more. Worth bookmarking. [11/05]
  • LCAid - a lifecycle assessment tool that can import drawing files, specifically developed for Australian climate zones.[11/05]
  • light pollution in melbourne - astrological society of victoria - brief description of the problem - their report is available at the site.
  • urban ecology australia - projects and articles and a few links to other urban green sites - this one is based in Adelaide. [02/04]
  • wers - the australian window energy rating website, an initiative of window manufacturers. Information for three different climatic situations. [02/04]

new zealand

elsewhere

  • advanced building technology - 90 articles describing in some detail ways to build better. Many relevant links.
  • BEER - a nonalcoholic HongKong Uni stash of lectures related to energy efficient design. The "courses" subsection contains very basic powerpoint styles presentations so check out the "lectures" instead. [01/02]
  • ecocity magazine links to articles on green initiatives for the city, mainly in New Zealand and the United States.
  • environmental building news - the web edition of an american newsletter - some good articles and links available.[09/05]
  • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities - a website by and for the gree roofing industry in the U.S. Its "mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure". [12/05]
  • Green Spec - This is a goodlooking and info-laden English site that will let you know how building products rate against one another, and gives many tips on how to improve your specs.[09/05]
  • living room - a wealth of articles concerning sustainability, suburbs, and transport - getting a little dated content-wise.[09/05]
  • O2 - a green network run by the Netherlands Design Council.
  • the NEXT industrial revolution - an architect writing in the Atlantic goes to the nub of the matter - what was wrong with the industrial revolution and what can be done about it, namely eco-efficiency. (Atlantic 1998). [08/03] The edf foundation, an australian non-profit environmental group have released a response to this paper. [08/03]
  • u.s. green building council - some good articles in the resources section but fewer than there were, LEED download. Many resources at this site will now cost you money. [01/02]

 

 


RECENT :