Australians could drastically reduce their levels of home energy consumption by adapting European methods of insulating buildings to local climate conditions.

Australian homes subject to extreme temperature conditions could dramatically increase their levels of energy efficiency and indoor comfort by overhauling the way the building envelope is designed and developed. Jonathan Dalton, director of Viridis Australasia and speaker at the SEE Sustainable Experience 2015, points to profound inadequacies in the conventional,…