Eco-friendly homes are the need of the hour. While there are so many of us who are waking up to the whole idea of energy efficiency, there are others who are not really bothered. Today, however, we will go on to discuss the latest trends in energy efficiency so that if you’re planning such a … Continue reading Energy Efficient Homes: A Few Trends Shaping their Past and Future
Did you know – about 10% of the carbon emissions in Australia are resulted due to energy deficient homes! The federal government steadily gauges requirements of energy efficiency for new homes to keep in mind its 2020 goal to reduce carbon. And this regulation was levied right after 2011. As per those bylaws, it is … Continue reading 6 Star Energy Rating for your home – Why is it Mandatory?
As the world struggles with its addiction to fossil fuels and bright minds try to find a solution, homeowners are left dealing with the consequences. Throughout 2017, the cost of electricity in Australia grew by an astounding 20%. Even though the country is one of the planet’s major gas producers, Aussies spend an average of … Continue reading Poor Maintenance Directly Influences Your Energy Bills
In this post, I want to look at the effect of windows and glazing on a home’s energy efficiency. Glazing is the cause of some issues in energy efficient design. On the one hand, it is essential for comfortable living. Large glazed areas provide great natural light. On the other hand, glazing is generally the biggest gainer/loser … Continue reading Energy Efficient Windows/Glazing
As one would expect, Australia has numerous climate zones. These zones require different design strategies to achieve good energy efficiency. We operate in other states also but I will limit this post to design strategies specifically for Perth. At the start of the design process, it is crucial to obtain climatic data for the region. … Continue reading Sustainable Design Strategies For Perth
I came across an article with the above title by Stephen Berry, Research fellow at the University of South Australia, David Michael Whaley Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy and Electrical Engineering, University of South Australia and Trivess Moore Research Fellow, RMIT University. The article takes for granted that we are trying to save money and … Continue reading Low Energy Homes don’t just save money, they improve lives