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
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
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
Australian consumers are not being given information they need to make a responsible choice when buying a house.
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?
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?
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
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?
Adding insulation to walls in new construction or upgrading insulation in existing residential buildings has gradually become common sense in Australia.
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...
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....