Decarbonising cities: How can we design city precincts to maximise their potential in reducing carbon emissions?
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This thesis looks at how to define and measure low carbon in urban development projects at the precinct level, including operational, embedded and transport energy in buildings, materials and infrastructure. It uses a precinct scale model to assess low carbon design and technology options for three very different urban redevelopments in Perth. It concludes that low carbon precincts can be a cost effective solution to future urban development if planned from the start.
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Bunning, Jessica; Beattie, Colin; Rauland, Vanessa; Newman, Peter (2014)The need to decarbonise the economy can be greatly assisted if precinct scale city development can be a focus. The new low carbon technology for energy, water and waste are favoured by the precinct scale, especially the ...
Beattie, Colin (2014)The performance of our cities in terms of how they deal with energy across a wide range of indicators is the key factor in reducing carbon emissions. The focus of this paper is a precinct in Perth which is about to be ...
Bunning, Jessica; Beattie, Colin; Rauland, Vanessa; Newman, Peter (2013)Australia’s urban built environment contributes significantly to the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions; therefore, encouraging urban development to pursue low-carbon outcomes will aid in reducing carbon in the overall ...