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Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Environment
Wednesday August 8 2018

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away

Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.

50-degree Future for Aussie Cities: Study
Environment
Thursday October 12 2017

50-degree Future for Aussie Cities: Study

Climate change could result in Melbourne and Sydney sweltering through 50-degree days within the next couple of decades, a new study warns.

The Pursuit of Excellence in Home Construction
Residential
Wednesday May 24 2017

The Pursuit of Excellence in Home Construction

Australian consumers are not being given information they need to make a responsible choice when buying a house.

Sydney Soaks up Record water use
Environment
Tuesday February 7 2017

Sydney Soaks up Record water use

Sydneysiders have soaked up more water in one day than they have on any other day in more than a decade after enduring sweltering conditions.

What’s Going on with U Values?
Buildings
Thursday January 12 2017

What’s Going on with U Values?

Have you been wondering how U values for windows are calculated, and why different suppliers and different countries seem to use different numbers?

Why are Curtains Good Insulators?
Green
Friday December 16 2016

Why are Curtains Good Insulators?

Australia experiences extremely hot summers, and in many suburbs there are no inherent breezes to alleviate the heat. Indeed, if you are lucky enough to live...

Rising Temperatures Threaten Aussie Plant Life
Landscaping
Wednesday September 14 2016

Rising Temperatures Threaten Aussie Plant Life

Plants growing in inland Australia are near a tipping point in their ability to cope with rising high temperatures, a study has found.

Can a Window Be as Thermally Efficient as a Wall?
Buildings
Thursday September 1 2016

Can a Window Be as Thermally Efficient as a Wall?

Adding insulation to walls in new construction or upgrading insulation in existing residential buildings has gradually become common sense in Australia.

Environment
Jul 5 2018
Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Abbott Urges

Former prime minister Tony Abbott wants the government to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, saying it would be the best way to keep energy...

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Green
Feb 28 2018
Green Roof Benefits on Energy Conservation

Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. People are starting to realize just how many advantages a green roof has over a standard roof....

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