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Impact of past and future residential housing development patterns on energy demand and related emissions

journal contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford
The continued outward growth from a central business district has been the dominant characteristic of most cities in Australia. However, this feature is seen as unsustainable and alternative scenarios to contain the outward growth are being proposed. Melbourne is currently grappling with this issue while simultaneously trying to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions. Housing size, style and its location are the three principal factors which determine the emissions from the residential sector. This paper describes a methodology to assess the combined impact of these factors on past and possible future forms of residential development in Melbourne. The analysis found that the location of the housing and its size are the dominant factors determining energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

History

Journal

Journal of housing and the built environment

Volume

26

Issue

2

Pagination

165 - 183

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISSN

1566-4910

eISSN

1573-7772

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2011, Springer