September 2018







Acting locally
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Ecolibrium staff writer Mark Vender speaks with CoDesign Studio co-founder Lucinda Hartley about the importance of social sustainability – and how to instil a sense of belonging among residents and occupants. 
Shine on

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The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is the largest building in Australia to have received 6 star Green Star Design and As-Built Healthcare V1 ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia. The path to this milestone, however, was anything but straightforward, as Sean McGowan discovered.

The zero effect

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The term “net zero carbon” has been around for a while, but what does it really mean, and are many buildings pursuing it? Sean McGowan explores the concept of net zero carbon.

Optimising environmental performance using building performance simulation

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This article provides an outline of how dynamic thermal simulation (energy modelling) and daylight simulation methods can be optimally applied to the design and construction process for new buildings, with an exploration of how Atelier Ten applied this to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). 

By Nicki Parker, M.AIRAH; Paul Bannister, F.AIRAH; Quentin Jackson, M.AIRAH; and Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH