Heatwaves are cities’ number one danger, but the built environment can help

The three-day heatwave over large swathes of Australia has sharpened the focus on how our cities can cope with increasingly extreme climate conditions.  Commercial buildings are one area offering some hope for grid stabilisation, with technology at the forefront of work to keep temperatures – and energy use – down. News of a three-day heatwave across much of Australia […]

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock. Stressed electricity networks that can’t guarantee supply have led to politicians advising people not to go home, but to go to the movies instead. The risk is that houses aren’t built to mitigate the health risks of […]