The National Construction Code (NCC) is undergoing a massive overhaul in 2019 with Section J being significantly improved to combat rising greenhouse gases and improve the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. A range of sustainability certification criterion will be affected, so if you are looking at beginning a new project in the next 12-18 months, these changes could be highly relevant.
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How do I cool down my home? Our 5 top tips to keep your home comfortable for summer
With the summer season now slowly winding up, it’s a good time to reflect on the thermal performance of your home from the past few months;
Topics: NatHERS Thermal Comfort
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The building industry is a large contributor to global warming making up more than 18% of Australia’s carbon footprint . It is crucial we now explore new construction materials and smarter energy production methods to reduce our impact. Would it be possible that we could find a simple solution in a natural product that will assist buildings became not only energy efficient and healthier for its occupants, but also self-powered? Reducing our environmental footprint and improving wellbeing naturally? Well, you better believe it because we have.. ALGAE!
Topics: Emerging Design
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As the reality of climate change inches closer, the need to search for new and innovative ways to power our lifestyles continue.
While the idea of using living organisms as a source of power amd light and light may at first thought sound closer to something out of a sci-fi movie, algae as a source of power could be a real alternative that is both viable and ethically sound.
Algae continually and quickly grow via photosynthesis and have bioluminescence qualities . As the fastest growing organic material on our planet , algae is being looked into as a creative and environmentally friendly substitute in the fields of construction and design.