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5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet
Green
Wednesday January 10 2018

5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet

Passive House is pretty hot (pun intended) in the design/built environment world at the moment, but there are some aspects of the building, site and precinct...

Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?
Green
Tuesday December 12 2017

Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?

Most people already know the benefits of thermal insulation, but what about the environmental impacts of the actual insulation material, or how a building’s structure affects...

Developing Affordable Passive Houses
Green
Wednesday November 15 2017

Developing Affordable Passive Houses

A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in Australia.

Will Natural Gas Pricing Kill Co-generation?
Energy
Thursday June 1 2017

Will Natural Gas Pricing Kill Co-generation?

Co-generation systems have been around for 30 years and became popular as a means of reducing carbon emissions produced by coal generated grid electricity and of...

Sailing my Earth Home Through Summer into 2017
Green
Friday March 31 2017

Sailing my Earth Home Through Summer into 2017

How can you run your home freely like a sailing ship for best thermal performance in the Australian climate? An earth home could be the answer.

Finally, an Energy Rating System for Window Coverings
Green
Monday September 19 2016

Finally, an Energy Rating System for Window Coverings

WincovER is the world’s first energy rating scheme for window coverings, and it's very necessary in a market with plenty of conflicting information.

Vertical Shading – Is it Right for Your Project?
Commercial
Wednesday August 17 2016

Vertical Shading – Is it Right for Your Project?

External vertical shading devices can be awesome things.

Mass-linked Ventilation Offers Comfort for Australian Buildings
Green
Friday July 29 2016

Mass-linked Ventilation Offers Comfort for Australian Buildings

In Australia, cooling has always been the challenge, and climate change predictions are that cool temperate heating climates like Melbourne will become cooling climates within the...