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Market Pulse: Architects on the move

The top names in architecture are branching into new markets to establish a firmer footing in Australia’s fast-growing capital cities. And they’re continuing to add capability in new disciplines such…

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Sustainable House Day shows budget is no barrier to green homes

The full spectrum of low-impact, low-carbon homes – everything from new builds through to eco-upgrades to existing dwellings – will be on show this Sunday for the Alternative Technology Association’s nation-wide Sustainable House Day event.

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Australian heatwave deaths could rise by 500 per cent

Australia’s eastern coast capitals could see heatwave deaths spike by up to 500 per cent if governments don’t take adaptation and mitigation actions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine.

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How can we stop building occupants wasting energy?

You’ve probably heard stories about pesky building occupants who just won’t go along with what the clever designers intended for their low-energy building. There has been much head-scratching about how…

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Pools get energy-efficient makeover

Former technology advisor to the Prime Minister and NSW Government John Riedl was so concerned by the state of the national energy grid he came out of retirement and joined forces with fellow retirees Greg Irving and John Grill AO to a company that would tackle the huge energy consumption of household swimming pools.