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  • Sustainable Tropical Subdivisions Document Deposit
    The development of Northern Australia will provide welcome and long overdue opportunities for the economic growth of our towns and cities supporting population increases. The planning, design and construction of urban area's and housing subdivisions can be carried out sustainably. New standards supported by the UDIA Envirodevelop program and GBCA Sustainable Communities ratings systems can be applied with the tropical expertise of local professionals. A working group is collecting information and supporting activity in this area.
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    Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:20 pm
  • Valuation of Green Homes and Buildings
    Many home builders today face an opposite outcome – they build with high-performance products and practices that make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable, so rightly expect a premium. Yet, the home ends up appraising at the same level as traditional construction. This leaves them wondering, “why bother with green building?”
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    Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:24 pm
  • Affordable Sustainable Tropical Home Projects Document Deposit.
    The TGBN is supporting the development of Affordable Sustainable Tropical Homes that show the community best practice examples. See the document deposit relating to this area.
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    Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:36 pm
  • Condensation in the Tropics
    Condensation is looming as the greatest single cause of damage and failure of buildings. It occurs in all types of buildings due to poor design or inappropriate use of materials (Standards Australia, 1992). Once condensation problems such as mould, wood rot, electrical safety issues, and corrosion are established it is very difficult and expensive to rectify. (Extract from paper by Dr. Richard Aynsley)
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    Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
  • Sustainable House Day Document Deposit.
    Sustainable House Day is organised by the TGBN in conjunction with the National organisers. The 2014 Sustainable House Day was a great success with 10 places open in the North Queenaland region. Further details can be found at: http://www.sustainablehouseday.com/. We are now preparing for 2015. Please find information about the Sustainable houses posted to the document deposit area.
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    Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:39 pm
  • Renovate & Retro-fit Homes for Sustainable Tropical Living Document Deposit
    We all want to save money and have a more comfortable home, but sometimes it’s hard to know how. The TGBN facilitates presentations with specialists and works with GreenBuild.com.au to promote products and services. See the document deposit area for further information.
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    Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:39 am
  • Education for a Sustainable Built Environment Document Deposit
    Support for Tropical Architecture and Design Course at JCU: Undergraduates and Masters programme. Support for TAFE to re-instate the Certificate course for the Drafting profession. See the document deposit area for more information,
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    Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:48 am
  • Recycling Construction and Demolition Waste Document Deposit
    The aim of the subgroup is to focus on Construction and Demolition waste. With the introduction of the new waste levy by the State Government in December 2011 and the knowledge that 'much of the C & D waste can be a recoverable resource’ the TGBN would like to move forward a regional strategy by planning for action on C&D waste recovery solutions with other industry stakeholders, LAWMAC and the FNQ Regional Organisation of Councils. Please see the document deposit relating to this work.
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    Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:21 am
  • Energy Rating Document Deposit.
    The TGBN supports discussion and information sharing concerning National Constructions Codes & buildings codes energy efficiency performance provisions, mandatory disclosure regulation and thermal simulation software as it applies to vernacular architecture in the tropics. There is a concern that naturally ventilated tropical designs found in Northern Australia struggles to comply and the overall intent of reducing energy use by design is undermined. See the document deposit relating to this area.
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    Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:38 am
  • Insulation in the Tropics Document Deposit.
    The insulation subgroup is working towards providing clear information to consumers on insulation choices that are cost effective, promote healthy living in the tropics and meet new building regulations. See the document deposit relating to this area.
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    Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:12 pm
  • Air-conditioning in the Tropics Document Deposit
    Regulations governing the placement of air-conditioning units and systems require work to 'design-out' energy guzzling, noisy and unsightly problems. The TGBN in conjunction with Project Air conditioning’s Keiren O'Brien presented the problems and recommendations to the Urban Design Advisory Board on the 25th September 2009. The presentation is attached to the document deposit area. The TGBN needs to move this issue along with AIRAH the Cairns Regional Council and industry stakeholders.
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    Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:39 pm
  • Rainwater Tanks Document Deposit.
    The TGBN supports the uptake of rainwater tanks. Although we have high rainfall during the wet season, the dry season flows ratio is 10:1. Public infrastructure for water capture and storage is not adequate. The TGBN has produced a 'Guide for Retrofitting Rainwater Tanks in Cyclonic Area"s. See the document deposit area to get the guide.
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    Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:20 pm
  • Grey Water Systems Document Deposit
    The Grey water system subgroup is working towards the creation of a map for the Cairns region that will provide information on areas where systems may be installed and areas where installation will not comply with regulation. The group is working with the Cairns Regional Council and Tropical North Queensland TAFE GIS mapping students to complete the maps. Currently soil layers are being further identified for the Mount Sheridan pilot study area. Please see the document deposit relating to this work.
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    Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:09 pm
  • Water Management Document Deposit.
    The water management subgroup is working on providing a contribution towards water capture and reticulation systems that are in line with sustainable urban environments. See the document deposit relating to this area.
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    Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:31 pm
  • TGBN Steering Commitee
    The TGBN Steering Commitee meets quarterly. The commitee members represent the key construction industry organisations and related agencies in the region. Sustainble built environment news and activities are shared, resources and colloboration opportunites are recognised and strategy to steer the work of the Tropical Green Building Network is established. Please find agendas and minutes posted here.
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    Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:42 pm
  • TGBN Meeting Minutes
    Records of meeting minutes from 2011 and before. Monthly meetings were replaced by quarterly meetings after this time. The quarterly meetings are held by the steering committee.
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    Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:54 pm
  • TGBN Meeting Agendas
    Meeting Agendas
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    Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:39 am
  • Network List
    The Tropical Green Building Network list is only available to people registered to use the Forum. Please do not use the list to bulk email the Network without the prior permission of the Network Administrator.
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    Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:25 am
  • CETD Minutes- Townsville
    Centre for Excellence in Tropical Design - Townsville.
    Meeting Minutes and Agendas
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    Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:25 am
  • TGBN and GreenBuild Logos
    TGBN and GreenBuild Logos
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