Greensphere’s Dr Chris Jensen was interviewed for ABC Landlines piece on Durra panel and the barriers for innovative new products to enter the building industry market You can watch it here – episode 31/10/2021, the Segment starts at about 26 minutes.
Today I spoke with Yan Zhuang on the topic if cold houses in Australia www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/world/australia/why-are-australian-homes-so-cold
Speaking with Tom Oriti on ABC News Radio about our cold ‘russian winter’ houses 25/06/2021
A quick chat on a wintery June day 2021 with Joanna Lauder on the Triple J Hack IV show discussing Melbourne’s cold houses and how they compare on the international stage. Listen to the show here
Dr Chris Jensen on behalf of the University of Melbourne provides information related to the widespread issue of apartment overheating www.abc.net.au7.30programs-are-underway-to-replace-combustible11633466
Expert guest on the role of ventilation for high rise buildings – https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/building-for-comfort-in-the-sky/8414802
Dr Chris Jensen is an expert guest on the ‘role of the building skin’ https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/lost-and-found-%E2%80%94-skin/11416458
An extensive study at the University of Melbourne led by Dr Chris Jensen demonstrated the impact of heat waves on apartment buildings in Melbourne https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-apartments-are-failing-the-heat-stress-test http://www.3aw.com.au/news/melbournes-hot-box-apartments-fail-to-meet-safety-standards-during-a-heatwave-20170315-guz4ev.html http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/building-construction/melbourne-apartments-pose-health-threat-during-heatwaves/89562 http://www.afr.com/real-estate/australias-old-and-new-apartments-fail-heat-stress-tests-melbourne-university-20170315-guyia2 https://www.domain.com.au/news/melbourne-apartments-unable-to-withstand-heatwave-conditions-fail-to-keep-residents-safe-20170315-guyer9/
Dr Chris Jensen provides analysis of tall building shading over the Shrine http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-state-election-2014/supertall-skyscrapers-overshadow-shrine-from-2km-away-report-20141119-11pzag.html
Winner – EME Design with Greensphere This project designed by EME Design in conjunction with Greensphere Consulting incorporates large amounts of internal mass and very thick insulation, coupled with high performance glazing (triple glazed). The north facing greenhouse also provides winter warmth, and was modelled extensively to demonstrate the additional thermal performance of this design beyond the 10 star rating cap. Solar PV, Solar Hot Water and community living complete the submission http://www.bdav.org.au/10-star-challenge-finalists-2012
Greensphere was contracted to provide a peer review of what would become the Gold Coasts tallest building – the 88 level Iluka Redevelopment. Part of the findings included the fact that the surrounding buildings, predominantly located to the east of the proposed tower, had been largely ignored by the original shading study that was submitted to Council as part of tthe application. The findings also showed that the Councils policy on shading was generic and allowed a wide interpretation. Read the article here: report-suggests-the-88-storey-iluka-tower-will-leave-darkness-after-the-dawn/story and here: residents-gear-up-to-fight-iluka-development-with-shade-wave-unwelcome-at-surfers-paradise
Greensphere was invited to the 3CR “Beyond Zero Emissions” Radio show, to discuss the strategies that were used to achieve 10 Stars on the winning design (in conjunction with EME Design).
‘Living Places’ Suburban Revival ‘Living Places’ public housing establishes a benchmark for environmentally and socially sustainable low-cost housing in Victoria. The culmination of an open design competition initiated by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and the Office of Housing,’ Living Places’ involves the design of fifteen environmentally efficient, low-cost dwellings on six consolidated residential allotments in Dandenong. The project establishes a solar responsive urban framework which, in combination with efficient internal planning and the integration of ESD technologies, facilitates dwellings with energy ratings in excess of 8 stars. WSUD principles, grey water treatment and…
Greensphere Consulting’s Chris Jensen was asked to comment on the current building standards relating to the 6 Star energy standards. Read it direct from the link http://theage.domain.com.au/green/stars-in-a-galaxy-too-far-20110516-1ep00.html or view the PDF of The Sunday Age article here.
Greensphere Consulting’s Chris Jensen was invited to the 3WBC “Living by Design” Radio show, to discuss the typical requirements put on a design project to achieve the minimum performance of 5 Stars for a residential development. Such requirements include insulation, double glazing, thermal mass, orientation, shading and cross-ventilation. http://www.greensphere.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Greensphere-Consulting-on-the-3WBC-Living-by-Design-Radio-show-2010-11-08.mp3
Greensphere’s Chris Jensen was interviewed on ABC National Radio by Bernadette Young on the topic of Roof colour and how it can impact temperatures.
Following the contentious Iluka Tower redevelopment planning approval by Gold Coast City Council in October 2015, Greensphere’s Chris Jensen was interviewed about the impact of shading of tall buildings on neighbours.