Bushfire responsive design : real life responses to energy ratings, bushfire standards and biodiverse sites.

Weir, Ian James (2012) Bushfire responsive design : real life responses to energy ratings, bushfire standards and biodiverse sites. In Dixon, Glenn (Ed.) 7th National Housing Conference : Earth, Wind, Fire and Water : How Natural Disasters Have Changed Home Design, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD.

Affordable architectural design solutions for bushfire prone landscapes (PDF 7MB)
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Many of the more extreme bushfire prone landscapes in Australia are located in colder climate regions. For such sites, the National Construction Code regulates that houses satisfy both the Australian Standard for Bushfire (AS 3959:2009) and achieve a 6 Star energy rating. When combined these requirements present a considerable challenge to the construction of affordable housing - a problem which is often exacerbated by the complex topography of bushifre prone landscapes. Dr Weir presents a series of case studies from his architetcural practice which highlight the need for further design-led research into affordable housing - a ground up holistic approach to design which recolciles energy performance, human behaviourm, bushland conservation and bushfire safety.

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ID Code: 57280
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Bushfire Prone Landscapes, Architecture, Energy , Sustainability, Biodiversity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ian Weir
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2013 23:51
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 05:36

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