A shocking number of Australians experience energy poverty and its only expected to get worse post-Covid as people spend more time at home.
FEATURE: NSW has historically trod its own path to regulate the sustainability standards of its homes
To celebrate Sustainable House Day in 2019, Metricon Homes launched its first ever Zero Net Carbon Home.
If you want to control the energy efficiency of your building, start by eliminating air leakage, says an award-winning home builder who has been experimenting and innovating for more than a generation.
Architect and broadcaster Peter Maddison calls out the “nonsense” of 6 Star Energy Rated homes with solar panels if the design is all wrong. Likewise the poor performance of most buildings.
If anyone is any doubt this is a climate emergency, last week’s announcement by the NSW Rural Fire Service that bushfire season has been declared two months ahead of the usual date should sound the alarm bell.
One bright note from last week’s Building Ministers Forum was an agreement to progress work to increase the energy performance requirements for residential construction under the National Construction Code for the planned 2022 iteration.
Extreme weather disasters forced an average of 21.8 million people from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016, according to a new Oxfam report, which levels much of the blame at climate change.
Home buyers in Australia and New Zealand who are looking at prefab as one solution to the lack of quality affordable homes are finding the road to finance is not always straightforward. In New Zealand director of preconstruction consultancy Entwine and PrefabNZ board member Leah Singer is co-leading the organisation’s research and advocacy efforts to […]