energy

Study: gas hot water not the answer

By Cameron Jewell

1 October 2013 — Gas hot water isn’t as sustainable as point-of-use instant electric systems under many circumstances, according to a new study out of RMIT University.

7 ways we can turbo-charge retail sustainability

Shopping centres are some of our biggest energy guzzlers, but in recent times have been moving towards a greener future. Here’s seven ways they could continue to push.

CSIRO to fast-track WA energy metering technology

A new technology promises to measure the energy consumption of individual machines and appliances, in a breakthrough for energy efficiency. Western Australian start-up Ecocentric will see its Numen energy efficiency…

Case study: Why heat pumps now trump gas hot water

With gas prices escalating, the search is on for a cheaper way to heat hot water in apartment complexes. Surprisingly, one of the more economical solutions is electricity in the…