Dr Dominique Hes - UCR Key Researcher
Domain expert in sustainable design and heat island mitigation.
Dr Hes received a science degree from Melbourne University and followed this with a graduate diploma in Cleaner Production and a Doctorate in 2005 at RMIT University, Melbourne. The thesis investigates her practice in supporting the integration of sustainability in building projects. Her research interests are identifying and filling the knowledge gaps in sustainability practice and application in the built environment. The mitigation of the unrban heat island effect using urban greenery and the multiple benefits that greenery can provide is the kind of synergistic opportunities she is interested in researching.
She has carried out research on Victorian residential projects such as the Commonwealth Games Village and Aurora; commercial projects such as Melbourne City Council’s Council House 2 and local government projects such as Reservoir Civic Centre. Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition, she has written a companion guide called ESD Operations Guide for Owners, Managers and Tenants, published in 2009. She has a book, Designing for Hope: Pathways to regenerative sustainability coming out in November.
- Journal Articles RefereedQuantifying the thermal performance of green façades: A critical review Ecological Engineering. 63:102-113. 2014 (Forthcoming 2014)
- Research Book ChaptersA field test to demonstrate the benefit of cool roof paints in a temperate climate. Cutting Edge. 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). The Architectural Science Association. 271-280. 2013
- Major Reference WorksLiveable, Healthy, Sustainable: What Are the Key Indicators for Melbourne Neighbourhoods?.
Edition. 1 2013
- Conference Papers RefereedCurrent Sustainability: Are we Just Trying to be Less Bad? 2013
- Research Book ChaptersThe EGLE has landed: architecture reshaping schools for environmentally sustainable and effective learning. Reshaping Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World. Cambridge University Press. 139-166. 2012
- Book Chapters OtherBeing Smart and Green. Future Proofing Schools: The phase 3 research reflections. The University of Melbourne. 76-87. 2012
- Journal Articles RefereedGreen building rating system scores for building reuse. Journal of Green Building. 7:105-112. 2012
More than a survey: An interdisciplinary post-occupancy tracking of BER schools. Architectural Science Review. 55:196-205. 2012
- Other Refereed Contribution to Refereed JournalsA Practical Guide to Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings. BEDP Environment Design Guide. May 2012:1-10. 2012
- Conference Papers UnrefereedHealthy cities, climate change and the role of high albedo surfaces and green infrastructure 2012
- Conference Papers RefereedA modelling method to assess the effect of tree shading for building performance simulation. 161-168. 2011Beyond Sustainability – The Importance of Thinking Beyond Efficiency Based Initiatives in Buildings. 1-8. 2011Building Satisfaction – Using Thermal Modelling to Identify Areas of Building Use Focus. 153-160. 2011Dynamic Thermal Modelling and CFD Simulation Techniques used to Influrence the Design. 231-238. 2011