Critique of BASIX review hits the mainstream

By Cameron Jewell

23 January 2014 — Housing experts have attacked negative media spin on NSW’s Building Sustainability Index rule revisions for housing standards. The article, published by Fairfax, argued that increases in capital expenditure caused by strengthening energy, water and thermal comfort targets would outweigh benefits.

More time for BASIX submissions

By Willow Aliento

15 January 2014 – They must have hit a nerve with the BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) Target Review with the New South Wales Government announcing an extension until February 14 for submissions on the proposed changes, due to the high level of interest from stakeholders.

Which homes will survive this bushfire season?

By Phillip Gibbons and Geoff Cary, ANU

6 January 2014 — From The Conversation: After the early onset of the 2013-14 bushfire season, it is worth reviewing which homes are more likely to be left standing when the fires inevitably return.