Commitment to stronger residential energy standards In the midst of agreements on national reforms to address the cladding crisis and improve the fire and structural safety of buildings, decision makers at the recent Building Ministers’ Forum also reached another significant milestone – one that could set Australian homes on a path towards lower energy bills, reduced strain on […]
Extreme Heat- the need to make our buildings heat-safe
We need to improve the standard of our buildings to protect people from extreme heat events. Part of the solution is to utilise the ‘Passive House’ building system, which regulates interior temperatures to 20-25 degrees & uses 90% less energy than a standard building. It can be a net zero carbon building & even energy […]
Reduce Energy Bills in your home at the same time as reducing carbon emissions
By Marie Mattinson July 2019 One of my objectives as a Sustainable building designer is to stay abreast of rapidly changing sustainable technologies & practices so I can assist my clients to make informed decisions. I provide information on the most viable, low cost /high outcome options, that will reduce their use of […]
Collaborative Housing has so many merits!
It can be great for the next generation moving out of home as well as the empty nesters. It offers financial & physical independence with the added support of being connected to family & friends or people that share a vision for a certain way of life. Designed well it has […]