A new chapter on solar retrofitting
Brett Pollard, joint Head of Knowledge and Sustainability at HASSELL, recently authored a chapter of the new book Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings.
Published by Routledge in the United Kingdom and launched in Sydney earlier this month, the book focuses on improving the environmental sustainability of existing commercial buildings, particularly in regions with warm climates.
Brett's chapter, Solar Retrofit, explores the technical and economic feasibility of using photovoltaic panels to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.
Based on a detailed research project into a 6,000 square metre commercial building, the chapter provides insights into design issues such as space requirements, panel tilt and orientation as well as financial aspects such as payback periods and return on investment.
Described as a "must-have guide for all involved in the design and engineering of retrofitting projects in warm climates" by reviewers, the book includes chapters written by Dr Ken Yeang from Malaysia and Professor Richard Hyde of Sydney University. Further information about the book is available here
—Read more articles for October 2012
Fit-out for a king
Stores packed tightly with merchandise are yesterday’s news - even if the prices are low. The driving principle behind modern shop design is generosity, says Scott Walker, Head of Interior Design at HASSELL
Sydney's urban future
Young HASSELL designer William Chan spoke to The Urban Times about Sydney's urban future
Spotlight on Cassandra Chilton
HASSELL Senior Associate Cassandra Chilton was profiled in the AILA Victoria winter newsletter
Aussies at WAF
Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival and Inside, the World Festival of Interiors, 2013. In this report, Jan interviews Head of Interior Design at HASSELL, Scott Walker
Going above and beyond in Melbourne
World Architecture News takes an in-depth look at the Burnley Living Roofs project at the University of Melbourne Burnley Campus
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The Palm Island project takes its inspiration from the unique geography of Chongqing where the Yangtze River and Jialing River converge into one
Open plan offices - the pros and cons
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