ASBEC

ASBEC calls for distributed generation commissioner

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council has called on the federal government to appoint a commissioner to support the rollout of distributed generation. “Significant opportunities exist to make energy more…

Australian cities map the road to resilience

Our cities are like our bodies. Modern life is hard on them – and it’s only going to get harder. For a start, there are almost 4 billion people living…

Calling on northern Australia to step up on energy standards

Calling on northern Australia to step up on energy standards

Currently, poor energy performance of buildings in Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia means big bills, high carbon emissions and poor comfort for those who live, work or study in them. 

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Demolishing the arguments against stronger energy performance

In this stifling summer, we’ve just had a welcome breath of fresh air on energy efficiency. Energy ministers from across Australia have approved a set of recommendations to increase minimum standards for energy performance in new buildings.