foundation - an australian non-profit environmental group
with an interest in the built environment -newsletters and articles
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.
- 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.
- a lifecycle assessment tool that can import drawing files, specifically
developed for Australian climate zones.[11/05]
pollution in melbourne - astrological society of victoria
- brief description of the problem - their report is available
at the site.
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.
building technology - 90 articles describing in some detail
ways to build better. Many relevant links.
- 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"
magazine links to articles on green initiatives for the city,
mainly in New Zealand and the United States.
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
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]
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.
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]