Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code
Back in 2010, Australia had its last significant upgrade to the stringency of energy efficiency requirements in respect of both residential and commercial buildings under the...
Communication, Creativity Key in Touting the Logic of Sustainability
We are in the infancy of a low carbon and sustainable economy.
Carbon Dioxide at Record Levels: UN
The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling...
US Still Quitting Paris Climate Deal
US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser has told a United Nations meeting that the US is standing by its plan to abandon the Paris climate...
NatHERS Fails to Capture the Benefits of Earth Homes
Nothing more clearly points to the failure of Australia’s residential energy efficiency policy and rating scheme than what we witnessed in the summer of 2016/17.
Climate Change Act Victoria: A Missed Opportunity for Buildings
The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 was passed in February and will come into operation this year. What does it mean for those who procure, design...
The Dirty Six: It’s Not Just About CO2
We are now all aware of the danger faced in runaway climate change. The thing is, it’s not just about the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2).
Code Trajectory Will Direct Aussie Buildings Toward Climate Resiliency
If you were setting out on a journey, you’d expect to know a few things before you left: your destination, your mode of transport, the best...
What’s Halting the Uptake of New Green Technologies in Construction?
The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identified the global failure of climate change policy to be the greatest risk to business and society over...
Emissions Cited in NSW Coal Mine Refusal
A landmark court decision to reject a proposed NSW coal mine on the basis of its expected greenhouse gas emissions could have far-reaching implications for future...
Climate Experts Call for WA Fracking Ban
The former head of the CSIRO's atmospheric research team and a former premier are among a group of more than 50 experts urging the Western Australian...
Climate Top Threat to Pacific: Leaders
Australia's signing of a declaration calling climate change the "single greatest threat" to the Pacific region must be followed up with real action on emissions, environmental...
Financial System 'Ignoring Climate Risk'
Australia's financial system is ill-prepared for the impacts of climate change, an issue ignored in the Abbott government's inquiry led by David Murray.