Latest news

Award for Excellence

The High Performance Architecture Team at UNSW’s School of Built Environment recently received Award for Excellence from the City of Port Phillip for the Cooling South Melbourne project.

Race to Net Zero Carbon

A Climate Emergency Guide for New and Existing Buildings in Australia. We are pleased to announce the release of a national guide that provides reliable and science-based metrics and targets towards creating a net zero carbon built environment for Australia!

UNSW HPA Research Informs a Major NSW Government Climate Policy Change

UNSW HPA’s cool roofs project, led by Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris and commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), has directly informed a significant climate policy update for NSW – a ban on dark roofs for all new homes built across the state!
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Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris is ‘Mr Cool’

Our very own Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris has been nicknamed ‘Mr Cool’ in response to the innovative and cutting-edge research he and other HPA group members have been conducting into a range of ‘super cool’ materials.

The Future of Cool Roofs in Australia - Technical and Commercial Prospects

On 28th October the UNSW HPA group, in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, hosted a workshop to present the latest innovation and advancements in cool roof technology (video).

Past news

Strategic Study: Cooling Western Sydney

Professor Mat Santamouris gave a talk on Cooling Western Sydney: A Strategic Study on the Role of Water in Mitigating Urban Heat in Western Sydney at Sydney Water Parramatta. Cooling Western Sydney is a project led by Professor Mat Santamouris from UNSW FBE in collaboration with Sydney Water, funded by Low Carbon Living CRC.

SBE16 International Conference

SBE16 Sydney is part of the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Conference 2016 Series focused on developing High-Performance Built Environments.
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UNSW Node of Excellence in High Performance Architecture

Steering Committee Meeting and Workshop