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Badi, S, Ochieng, E, Nasaj, M and Papadaki, M (2021) Technological, organisational and environmental determinants of smart contracts adoption: UK construction sector viewpoint. Construction Management and Economics, 39(01), 36–54.

Bordalo, R, de Brito, J, Gaspar, P L and Silva, A (2011) Service life prediction modelling of adhesive ceramic tiling systems. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 66–78.

Chahrour, R, Hafeez, M A, Ahmad, A M, Sulieman, H I, Dawood, H, Rodriguez-Trejo, S, Kassem, M, Naji, K K and Dawood, N (2021) Cost-benefit analysis of BIM-enabled design clash detection and resolution. Construction Management and Economics, 39(01), 55–72.

Lehtovaara, J, Seppänen, O, Peltokorpi, A, Kujansuu, P and Grönvall, M (2021) How takt production contributes to construction production flow: a theoretical model. Construction Management and Economics, 39(01), 73–95.

Lindblad, H and Karrbom Gustavsson, T (2021) Public clients ability to drive industry change: the case of implementing BIM. Construction Management and Economics, 39(01), 21–35.

Lucke, T and Arthur, S (2011) Plastic pipe pressures in siphonic roof drainage systems. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 79–92.

Newton, P W and Tucker, S N (2011) Pathways to decarbonizing the housing sector: a scenario analysis. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 34–50.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: appliances; climate change; energy efficiency; housing policy; low-carbon society; zero-carbon homes; Australia
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2010.531085
  • Abstract:
    Australia's housing sector currently has no consistent or clearly defined role in the nation's carbon-abatement schemes, despite the housing sector being a major national emitter of greenhouse gases. This effectively removes a significant incentive for innovation in green building, distributed and renewable energy generation, and energy-efficiency initiatives, locking in poor performance of dwellings and wasteful behaviour by households. Pathways to a low-carbon housing future are identified via a new class of hybrid building (energy-efficient envelope, energy-efficient plug-in appliances and local energy generation linked to a national grid). Modelling is used to demonstrate the routes that a spectrum of detached housing, ranging from ‘carbon clunkers’ to new ‘project’ homes, can take to achieve zero-carbon status. Hybrid buildings can achieve zero-carbon status through combined lower energy consumption and local energy generation, achieving reductions in emissions of 11 tonnes of CO2-e per dwelling per year, compared with new 5 Star energy-rated ‘project’ homes (the current building standard) which generate on average 9.5 tonnes of CO2-e emissions/year. Key transitions for Australia are identified in hot water heating, space heating and cooling, built-in appliances and plug-in appliances that can significantly reduce domestic carbon footprints. A portfolio of technical and policy options is explored for decarbonizing the housing sector.

Sandberg, N H, Bergsdal, H and Brattebø, H (2011) Historical energy analysis of the Norwegian dwelling stock. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 1–15.

Sodagar, B, Rai, D, Jones, B, Wihan, J and Fieldson, R (2011) The carbon-reduction potential of straw-bale housing. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 51–65.

Wallhagen, M and Glaumann, M (2011) Design consequences of differences in building assessment tools: a case study. Building Research & Information, 39(01), 16–33.

Zomer, T, Neely, A, Sacks, R and Parlikad, A (2021) Exploring the influence of socio-historical constructs on BIM implementation: an activity theory perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 39(01), 1–20.