The impacts of urban form on energy & GHG emissions in Metropolitan Melbourne

Raul Alberto Marino Zamudio

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Building and transport energy are the main drivers of energy consumption in urban areas. The building typologies and transport choice variables have a large influence on the emission of GHG to the atmosphere, especially in cities with low density and aging building stock and private car dependency, such as Australian cities. One of the main concerns related to this environmental impact is the lack of integrated energy and GHG assessments methodologies that can provide useful insights to decision makers and planning departments on the impact of their planning decisions on the urban environment. This research propose a Building typology based assessment methodology, integrating domestic transport energy and GHG emissions. The model can be provide useful information on the energy and GHG emissions at smaller geographical levels (SA1 in Australia) to larger areas such as Suburbs and LGA (Local Government) or Metropolitan.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event ICLEI Urban Research Symposium 2015 - The Seoul Institute, Seoul , Korea, Republic of (South)
Duration: 8 Apr 201511 Apr 2015
Conference number: 4


Conference ICLEI Urban Research Symposium 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of (South)
Internet address


  • Urban Form
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Transport modeling
  • Scenario modelling

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