ESD design guide for office and public buildings
Sustainable Built Environments and Centre for Design, RMIT University
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, May 2007
ISBN 0 642 553 491
- ESD design guide for office and public buildings (PDF - 1.41 MB)
- ESD design guide for office and public buildings - Cover and Minister's foreword (PDF - 140.01 KB)
- ESD design guide for office and public buildings - Introduction to Opportunity 10 (PDF - 820.75 KB)
- ESD design guide for office and public buildings - Case studies, glossary and appendices (PDF - 560.73 KB)
About the guide
This guide gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.
The next section outlines the tools that are available to help in achieving ESD in Australian Government buildings, specifically ABGR, NABERS and Green Star. The bulk of this guide is an outline of initiatives that can be put in place to minimise the environmental and social impacts of buildings.