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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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...