Building environmentally friendly housing requires consideration of a wide range of factors, from the orientation of the house to the materials and insulation used.
A Design Guide for Environmentally Friendly Timber Housing is available that sets out the major issues to be considered. The Guide covers:
- Design Objectives
- Concepts of the Environmentally Friendly House
- The Lightweight Timber Solution
- Environmentally Friendly Timber Houses
- Timber building products
- Life-Cycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission
- Environmental Impacts
- Design for Longevity
- Performance Analysis
This guide was produced by Terry Williamson, Mark Olweny, Vera Moosmayer, Stephen Pullen andHelen Bennetts at the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – University of Adelaide
It can be downloaded at the link below.