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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.

NatHERS Fails to Capture the Benefits of Earth Homes
Residential
Wednesday April 19 2017

NatHERS Fails to Capture the Benefits of Earth Homes

Nothing more clearly points to the failure of Australia’s residential energy efficiency policy and rating scheme than what we witnessed in the summer of 2016/17.

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?

Earth Building – Modern Sustainable Architecture in Advanced Economies
Green
Friday December 16 2016

Earth Building – Modern Sustainable Architecture in Advanced Economies

All buildings should be affordable, safe, healthy, sustainable, comfortable and desirable, and unfired earth as a building material achieves these basic benchmarks.

Why NatHERS is not an Assessment of Comfort
Buildings
Friday November 11 2016

Why NatHERS is not an Assessment of Comfort

Energy modelling software can create its share of frustration, none more so than that used for assessing dwellings against Section J of the National Construction Code...

Building Code: An Important (Thermal) Bridge to Span
Buildings
Wednesday October 12 2016

Building Code: An Important (Thermal) Bridge to Span

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) recently confirmed that they’re undertaking a process for developing Section J 2019.

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.

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.

Rammed Earth Receives a New Groundswell of Support
Green
Tuesday September 13 2016

Rammed Earth Receives a New Groundswell of Support

As a construction technique, rammed earth has well and truly has stood the test of time.