Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
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.
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.
What to Look for in a Healthy Office Tenancy
Think beyond the rent. There are hidden costs in unhealthy spaces.
Meeting BCA Performance in Car Parks
In April of this year, the Queensland division of the Australia Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) held an education session on the design and...
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...
Kitchen Exhaust: Getting It Right
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems require specialist equipment and design. What are the key issues relating to the application of these systems to buildings?