Decarbonising the Built Environment

Charting the Transition

  • Peter Newton
  • Deo Prasad
  • Alistair Sproul
  • Stephen White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Peter Newton, Deo Prasad, Alistair Sproul, Stephen White
    Pages 1-32
  3. Energy Transition

  4. Transition to Zero Carbon Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Soo Huey Teh, Thomas Wiedmann, Robert H. Crawford, Ke Xing
      Pages 119-141
    3. Philip Oldfield, Roger Swinbourne, Kriston Symons
      Pages 163-191
  5. Regenerating Urban Precincts and Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Giles Thomson, Peter Newton, Peter Newman
      Pages 211-225
    3. Ke Xing, Thomas Wiedmann, Peter Newton, Bin Huang, Stephen Pullen
      Pages 227-244
    4. Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson
      Pages 245-258
    5. Hussein Dia, Michael Taylor, John Stone, Sekhar Somenahalli, Stephen Cook
      Pages 259-285
    6. Steven J. Kenway, Ka Leung Lam, Beata Sochacka, Marguerite A. Renouf
      Pages 287-304
    7. Ilda Clos, Juan Pablo Alvarez-Gaitan, Christopher P. Saint, Michael D. Short
      Pages 305-320
    8. Peter Graham, Viv Waller, Belinda Christie
      Pages 321-335
    9. Mattheos Santamouris, Lan Ding, Paul Osmond
      Pages 337-355
  6. Human Factors in Low Carbon Living

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. John Gardner, Stephen White, Zoe Leviston, Murni Greenhill, Henry Adams, Lygia Romanach
      Pages 387-404
    3. Léan V. O’Brien, Ilona M. McNeill, Yoshihisa Kashima
      Pages 405-414
    4. Léan V. O’Brien, Ilona M. McNeill, Gordana Bruce, Christine R. Critchley, Paul Dudgeon, Peter Newton et al.
      Pages 415-429
    5. Christine Eon, Jessica Breadsell, Gregory Morrison, Joshua Byrne
      Pages 431-447
    6. Aneta Podkalicka, Tomi Winfree, Anthony Wright, James McGregor
      Pages 469-488
    7. Robert Salter, John Merson, Vanessa Rauland, Portia Odell, Darren Sharp
      Pages 489-504
  7. A Future Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Chris Ryan, Paul Twomey, Idil Gaziulusoy, Stephen McGrail, Seona Candy, Kirsten Larsen et al.
      Pages 507-528
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 529-555

About this book


This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century. This is a global challenge represented by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the IPCC’s Climate Change program and its focus on mitigation and adaptation. All nations must make significant contributions to this transformation. This book highlights the new knowledge and innovation that has emerged from research projects undertaken in the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living between 2012 and 2019 – an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Technology that is tasked with responding to the UN challenges. Four principal transition pathways were central to the CRC and provide the thematic structure to this volume. They focus on technology, buildings, precinct and city design, and human behaviour – and their interactions.


Urban planning urban design urban policy urban environment infrastructure engineering architecture low carbon urban development future cities Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL)

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Newton
    • 1
  • Deo Prasad
    • 2
  • Alistair Sproul
    • 3
  • Stephen White
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Urban TransitionsSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)AdelaideAustralia

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