National sustainability and heritage commercial buildings project

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The project served as a benchmarking study to improve the understanding of how the selected buildings perform under the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements of the Building Code of Australia. The project also explored the operational energy and water usage of the buildings through NABERS Whole Building Energy and Water Rating and compared them with the simulated results.

This project was undertaken on behalf of the Department of Planning and Community Development of the State of Victoria for the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ).

Key people

Researchers: Dr James PC Wong, Dr Deepak Sivaraman, Mr Andrew Carre


Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria)

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer