The building and construction industry must play a vital role in building the cities of the future as we tackle climate change.
Category: Smart Buildings
Australia’s energy productivity has fallen from world’s best to one of the worst. Now, with a hopelessly inefficient delivery system and soaring fossil fuel prices, it is being urged to finally get serious about energy efficiency.
The global energy efficiency market was worth more than $400 billion in 2012, and the creation of ‘negawatts’ (electricity not consumed) has proven to be a lot cheaper than building new generation. In Australia, though, government decisions have brought the sector to a standstill.
Bricks – the foundation of so many homes across Australia come in a range of varieties and colours. And now in Carbon Neutral.
Australia’s ‘green building revolution’ appears to be restricted to the big cities, everywhere else the pace is much slower.
There is a growing movement of people embracing the idea that for them less home might mean more life.
New analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed that the large amount of rooftop solar in South Australia helped shift the peak in demand during the recent heat-waves that affected the southern states. Imagine what would happen with addition of storage.
As Australia prepares for yet more scorching temperatures, the sustainable housing association has prepared 5 tips to keep houses cool and cut bills.