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Environmental sustainability

ESD design guide for office and public buildings

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.

Department of the Environment

Water Accounting Standards Board (WASB)

The Board works with the water industry to develop consistent standards for water accounting which will improve the economic, social and environmental outcomes of water management.

Bureau of Meteorology

Water efficiency guide: office and public buildings

Offers practical 'how to' help for building owners, managers and users to reduce water use by up to 30% to 40%. providing an introduction to the technical and behavioural opportunities that exist in office and public buildings for reducing water consumption and increasing water reuse. The second part of the publication is the National water intensity benchmarks for office buildings and public buildings.

Department of the Environment

Your Home

Your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs.

Department of Industry and Science

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