Around 25% of a typical household’s energy consumption is dedicated to heating water for various purposes such as the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. In certain households, this percentage could be significantly higher. With a multitude of options available, selecting the ideal hot water system can be challenging.
Passive design strategies help reduce energy consumption, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.
This is achieved by taking advantage of natural resources to regulate temperature and light levels, reducing the need for artificial heating, cooling, and lighting systems.
The National Construction Code has established energy efficiency provisions to ensure that both Australian residential and commercial buildings are designed and constructed to operate with a suitable, yet minimum, energy level based on their intended purpose and location.
The term “sustainability” has been gaining some much-needed attention within the building design industry, but what does it actually mean?
People are drawn to a green-living lifestyle for a variety of reasons, whether it is sound environmental practices, cost-savings initiatives, or the opportunity to instil positive values in the younger generation.
It’s simple math, really, the higher the energy efficiency rating on a home, the less the power bill.
Energy is vital to how we live our daily lives but most of us don’t use energy as efficiently as we could.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are continuing to rise! What are they and how can you help?
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