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Home Truths: We Must Build Better Performing Homes
Green
Friday May 10 2019

Home Truths: We Must Build Better Performing Homes

Home is where the heart is. It’s also, research tells us, where the health is. Comfortable, appropriate homes help us live longer and enjoy better health....

Hard Numbers are Reshaping Australia’s Building Code
Business
Wednesday May 1 2019

Hard Numbers are Reshaping Australia’s Building Code

As of today, Australia has a new building code as the 2019 version of the National Construction Code (NCC) came into force this morning.

Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force
Business
Wednesday May 1 2019

Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force

Australia now has a new building code as the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) is now in force.

What You Can Expect From NCC 2019
Business
Tuesday April 9 2019

What You Can Expect From NCC 2019

As of May 1, Australia’s building industry will have a new National Construction Code (NCC).

Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Green
Thursday July 5 2018

Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient design is often assumed to be a matter of ‘build it and they will come’, but this approach isn’t enough to get us to...

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure
Residential
Thursday January 4 2018

Buyers and Tenants Left in Cold on Energy Disclosure

Do a search on real estate sites for rental properties in the growing Melbourne outer-west suburb of Werribee and you are served up with up to...

Achieving Net (or Nearly) Zero Buildings
Green
Wednesday November 8 2017

Achieving Net (or Nearly) Zero Buildings

How much progress has been made in achieving net zero buildings? And will this approach help us meet our Paris Climate Change Agreement commitment of net...

Lighting Up the City
Public
Thursday October 5 2017

Lighting Up the City

While climate change abatement has generally focused on renewable energy, studies suggest that an often over-looked solution is energy efficiency. Illumination sustainability is a new strategic...