General News

Electrification paving path towards decarbonisation

As building owners and businesses seek to reduce emissions, there is a growing requirement to convert buildings to be fully electric in order to decarbonise. At least that’s the case according to the latest Advisory Note from integrated building technical services provider A.G. Coombs. The note explores reasons for electrification, traditional fuels used in buildings, […]

Events and conferences

National conference to confront energy crisis

Returning to Sydney for the first time in five years, the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2023 (NEEC23) will take place over May 24–25. “NEEC23 will bring Australia’s foremost energy efficiency experts, forward-thinking policy makers, innovative energy users, political leaders and industry trailblazers together to network, debate and create action around reducing energy bills and cutting […]

Events and conferences

Electrification masterclass for commercial buildings

In collaboration with the City of Melbourne, construction engineering firm Cundall is delivering a two-hour masterclass for building owners and asset managers on practical pathways for electrification of existing commercial buildings. The masterclass is slated for 4–6pm on Wednesday, February 7 at Melbourne’s Library at The Dock. Facilitated by Cundall Associate Director Benny Cheah, the […]


Electrification the clear pathway to net zero

A new report from the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) confirms 100 per cent electrification is the lowest cost, fastest emissions reduction pathway for Australia’s built environment. Unlocking the pathway: Why electrification is the key to net zero buildings finds electrification would save $49 billion between 2024 and 2050 over the “business as usual” […]


Budget offers steady start, says AIRAH

AIRAH has welcomed the Federal Budget as a “steady first step” towards Australia’s longer-term goals. Among the investments announced were many aimed at addressing the housing crisis in Australia. Under the new National Housing Accord, the government expects one million new homes to be built over five years from 2024. The Accord also includes funding […]


New guide to electrifying existing buildings

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released A Practical Guide to Electrification for Existing Buildings. Developed in partnership with Cundall and with funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and NSW government, the guide provides a step-by-step outline of how to retrofit an existing building to be all-electric. It covers the types […]

Legislation Updates

Focus on efficiency and electrification in gas roadmap

The Victorian government has released its Gas Substitution Roadmap with the stated aim of helping the state navigate the path to net-zero emissions while providing greater consumer choice and cutting energy bills. The government is touting the plan as Australia’s “first coordinated decarbonisation plan for the gas sector”. And there are good reasons for Victoria […]