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.
More Apartment Glass Reins Down on Melbourne Street
Glass from an apartment building has reportedly rained down on yet another Melbourne Street as debate rages over the issue of exploding glass.
Faulty Glass a Major Danger to the Australian Public
On July 2, pedestrians on a street in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Carlton were shocked when glass shattered and fell only metres from them...
Smart Windows Will Slash HVAC Costs
In the old days, many homes and businesses had relatively few and small windows.
Engineered Glass – All Will Become Clear
Glass is no longer just “a window material.” Modern engineering in conjunction with scientific advancements are allowing it to enhance the quality of living quality, aesthetics...
Will Australian Manufacturing Survive Loose Procurement?
Despite the tweeting and posturing of the most patriotic of Prime Ministers and Presidents, global demand is waning for products that are environmentally irresponsible.
Exactly How Much Do Your “Block Out” Coverings Block Out?
There are numerous window treatments available on the market today that are labelled and sold as block out products. By definition, the term “block out” means...
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?
Why Australians Should Choose Higher-performing uPVC Windows
Windows play a vital role in regulating temperatures of buildings and their overall energy efficiency, whatever the climate. Energy efficiency is not just about preserving heating...