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Mat Santamouris: time to make buildings heat-safe. Now.

As extreme heat comes our way and threatens to impact on our buildings, it’s time to acknowledge that the quality Australia’s urban fabric is not on a par with other parts of the world.
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Tackling the conundrum of low-carbon, low-income housing

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.
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Caroline Noller on the case for a NABERS-style embodied carbon scheme

Addressing energy use in the built environment is just one aspect of the carbon reduction challenge, according to The Footprint Company chief executive Dr Caroline Noller. Addressing the embodied carbon in building materials is also vital. Dr Noller told The Fifth Estate international data showed...