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Calls to change building code for heat stress resistance

3 Jan 2018
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There are calls for changes to the nation's building code to ensure homes are heat stress resistant in summer.

A study has found new 'energy efficient' homes can actually be less resistant to heat than older double-brick homes.

As a result, Australian's are becoming more reliant on air-conditioning, driving up power prices and putting people's health at risk.

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