Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency
Australian high rise buildings are inefficient. They do not run efficiently, they are not comfortable enough, they waste energy, and they contribute to climate change.
Why NatHERS is not an Assessment of Comfort
Energy modelling software can create its share of frustration, none more so than that used for assessing dwellings against Section J of the National Construction Code...
Why WERS Works in Theory but often Fails in Practise
In February this year, I authored the article: NatHERS: Are we on the Road to Ruin?
NatHERS: Are we on the Road to Ruin?
As a wise man once told me, “It is easy to deceive yourself, it’s just all of the others you need to convince - that’s the...
The Effects of Low-E Glazing on Comfort and Performance
Windows can have a major impact on the heating and cooling loads of a building. Up to 40 per cent of a home’s heating energy can...
Why Isn’t Australia Keeping Up With Energy Efficient Building?
Myths and misconceptions, poor standards and slow industry are some of the reasons why Australia is lagging the world, having inefficient residential and commercial buildings.