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New sustainable developer targets the luxury market

A new luxury apartment development in Sydney’s eastern suburbs also promises to be one of the country’s most sustainable, being the city’s first multi-resi project to go for both 6…

Post-occupancy study shows Passivhaus saves a fortune

The UK’s first document archive to be built to Passivhaus standard has saved the owners about £60,000 (AU$103,000) a year in bills, a post-occupancy study has revealed. The savings are…

Is VURB a loophole to avoid delivering energy-efficient homes?

An article in The Conversation earlier this week claimed the Verification Using a Reference Building method for energy efficiency compliance of detached residential dwellings was a “loophole” allowing builders to avoid complying with the six star standard.