Professor Peter Phibbs got a rousing retirement send off from his gig as director of the Henry Halloran Trust on Wednesday but he didn’t leave without a few piercing observations on housing and planning.
EVENT PROMOTION: The Festival of Urbanism is now in its eighth year. Happening online as a series of events between 13-24 September, this year’s festival program involves more than 85 speakers across more than 21 panel discussions, podcasts, and film screenings. The festival theme of “endangered” urbanism recognises the profound threats facing cities and regions […]
Wires beat pipes hands down, according to energy expert Richard Keech, who says gas has a bigger emissions footprint than most of us realise.
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GBCA’s new Green Star Homes standard and update to Green Star Buildings is a big step forward in addressing building airtightness, one of the juiciest low-hanging fruits on the building performance tree. It is cheap to implement compared to other energy savings investments, it improves comfort, and it reduces interstitial condensation risk.
ANALYSIS: Victoria has leapt out in front on climate change. Again. This time with an infrastructure plan of action that leaves similar agencies and jurisdictions lolling in the shade.