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?
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
A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in Australia.
Is Australia Facing a Household Energy Poverty Crisis?
“People will die.”
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
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
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?
External vertical shading devices can be awesome things.
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...