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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...

All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
Buildings
Tuesday September 12 2017

All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful

NatHERS specifications can help boost the energy efficiency of buildings, but some simple possibilities are left untapped. Some pundits have said “all energy models are wrong,...

Are Hotels Making the Most of Sustainability Opportunities?
Green
Friday July 28 2017

Are Hotels Making the Most of Sustainability Opportunities?

Sustainability is an increasingly important part of doing business in the hospitality industry, particularly since 21 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions from the tourism...

Ensuring Safety in Green Retrofits
Green
Thursday May 25 2017

Ensuring Safety in Green Retrofits

Many homeowners plan to retrofit their home to save their electricity bill, but green retrofits, if not planned properly, will cause safety hazards to both the...

Energy Opportunities for a Bright Future
Green
Wednesday May 17 2017

Energy Opportunities for a Bright Future

Imagine a kind of ‘energy utopia’, with secure and reliable supply, bills that everybody can afford, and a well-regulated, efficient and sustainable system.