Josh's house

A slow market for net zero homes

New research has highlighted that the current housing market is slow to pick up on easy opportunities for improved energy efficiency and thermal comfort. The CRC for Low Carbon Living and Curtin University’s Dr Josh Byrne worked with industry bodies and government to provide a net zero energy home in Melbourne, Townsville, Canberra and Perth for potential buyers to view. […]


Solar cooling and heating standard

Standards Australia has published AS 5389:2019 Space heating and cooling and ventilation systems – Calculation of energy and comfort performance. AS 5389 provides a method to estimate how much energy will be saved and to what degree comfort will be improved using solar and other heating and cooling technologies. Performance is based on four different […]

Events and conferences

Reality TV gets sustainable

The CRC for Low Carbon Living and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have co-funded a home makeover show with a difference. Renovate or Rebuild has two teams competing to convince a Sydney-based family that they have the best solution to creating a healthier, more spacious and energy efficient home for the owners. Team Renovate, headed […]