In Australia, cooling has always been the challenge, and climate change predictions are that cool temperate heating climates like Melbourne will become cooling climates within the lifespan of a new building.

How do we achieve energy efficiency, healthy and safe indoor environments and enjoy comfortable buildings with that special relationship with the outdoors and have the greatest impact on reducing GHG emissions? An alternative to sealed and insulated conditioned buildings is mass-linked ventilation in naturally conditioned buildings. Buildings should be designed…