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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...

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.

Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency
Buildings
Friday August 11 2017

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.

Climate Change Act Victoria: A Missed Opportunity for Buildings
Environment
Wednesday April 5 2017

Climate Change Act Victoria: A Missed Opportunity for Buildings

The Victorian Climate Change Act 2017 was passed in February and will come into operation this year. What does it mean for those who procure, design...

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?

Tackling Disadvantage in Social Housing
Residential
Tuesday November 8 2016

Tackling Disadvantage in Social Housing

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a developer, or even just a property investor who has found a way to guarantee the properties you own...

Why Are Politicians Confused About the South Australian Blackout?
Energy
Wednesday October 5 2016

Why Are Politicians Confused About the South Australian Blackout?

There was a blackout in September in South Australia. It was a disaster. It could have been worse.

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?
Residential
Tuesday August 30 2016

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?

As the weather is starting to get a bit warmer in parts of Australia, we turn to thoughts of summer. This can mean beach and barbeque...

Big Buildings, Small Footprints
Commercial
Tuesday July 26 2016

Big Buildings, Small Footprints

Is it possible to achieve a net zero energy building, or NZEB, at scale?