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How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

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NABERS for apartments finally sees light of day

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to fund development of a NABERS tool for residential apartments, meaning Australia’s fastest-growing property sector is finally on track to start slashing carbon emissions…

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Ergon: Time-of-use electricity tariffs don’t work

A senior product manager from one of Australia’s biggest electricity suppliers has admitted an unpleasant truth that electricity market reformers have ignored for years: household customers don’t want time-of-use tariffs…

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GBCA: Head of Industry Development

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GBCA: Head of Industry Development

This is a high level role, requiring someone who is results driven, has strong commercial business acumen and can drive organisational growth.

How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

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The ACT wants public servants on e-bikes

Public servants in the ACT may soon be using e-bikes to get between meetings, following the announcement of a new ACT government initiative to promote sustainable and active transport.

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Handbook launched for healthy, energy-efficient homes

By Willow Aliento

31 July 2014 — We typically spend at least a third of our lives in our homes, but while there have been many studies done into the impact of sustainable environments in the workplace, the domestic realm has not had the same degree of attention. A new book by interior designer Melissa Wittig from Healthy Interiors and sustainability consultant Danielle King from Green Moves Australia aims to fill the residential information gap and provide a blueprint for creating energy efficient and healthy homes.

Book review: Hyperlocalization of Architecture

Australian architects are “the most avant garde in the world when it comes to integrating environmental vision in building design at almost every scale,” according to LEED accredited Passive House…

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How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

2
Apartments at Green Square, Sydney

NABERS for apartments finally sees light of day

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to fund development of a NABERS tool for residential apartments, meaning Australia’s fastest-growing property sector is finally on track to start slashing carbon emissions…

Jobs News

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GBCA: Head of Industry Development

This is a high level role, requiring someone who is results driven, has strong commercial business acumen and can drive organisational growth.

jobs-generic-4

Our pick of jobs this week

Melbourne’s RMIT University is searching for an Indigenous Research Officer (Urban Sustainability), a 12-month fixed-term, part-time position that supports efforts of the Centre for Urban Research and Clean Air and…

GBCA_horizontal

GBCA: Market Engagement Manager

Would you enjoy working with a team who engage nationally with development and sustainability teams as well as engineers, architects, construction and property professionals?

Advertise your job here

Enjoy exposure in our highly popular jobs section, which consistently rates as most popular category on The Fifth Estate   Display ad  Choose a regular post. Includes: Your logo appearing…

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Dr Lisa McDonald

Ergon: Time-of-use electricity tariffs don’t work

A senior product manager from one of Australia’s biggest electricity suppliers has admitted an unpleasant truth that electricity market reformers have ignored for years: household customers don’t want time-of-use tariffs…

ebooks

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GBCA: Head of Industry Development

This is a high level role, requiring someone who is results driven, has strong commercial business acumen and can drive organisational growth.

How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

2

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