Garden towns and cities are an idea from the past that could help us in the present prepare for the climate-changed future. A new one is rising from green fields near Oxford, England, that is about creating not just homes but a healthy, low carbon community. Last month, delegates from 15 councils across England converged […]
Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.
Most policy action on making residences more environmentally sustainable has focused on introducing and lifting regulatory standards via rating schemes for new builds and renovations.
Mirvac is looking for a “key worker family of four” to live in its high-efficiency “House With No Bills” rent free for a year, in order to inform a wider roll-out of low-carbon housing.