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Australians getting ‘ripped off’ due to poor NCC enforcement

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) is calling on state and territory governments to protect consumers by making urgent changes to the way building compliance is enforced. According to ASBEC, it is an open secret that Australians are being ripped off by poor enforcement of the National Construction Code (NCC). The code, which governs […]

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Events and conferences

Passive House Virtual Conference 2020

The Australian Passive House Association is holding the South Pacific Passive House Virtual Conference from October 12–16, 2020. The conference will explore the importance of good design, and will include presentations from international keynotes and local experts. To be held alongside a virtual trade show, the event has been planned to offer multiple opportunities for […]

Outlook
Events and conferences

Speakers announced for Outlook 2020

AIRAH has announced a stellar line up of speakers for the Outlook 2020 Conference, slated to take place in Sydney from November 8–10. The conference celebrates AIRAH’s centenary year by bringing together industry experts and practitioners to share the latest HVAC&R developments, trends and technologies. AIRAH’s Education and Technical Services Manager, Brendan Pejkovic, says Outlook […]

Buildings
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Every building counts

The Property Council of Australia and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have launched a policy toolkit called Every Building Counts: A practical plan for emissions reduction. The plan sets out practical pathways for transforming Australian homes, workplaces and buildings into low carbon, high-performance structures while reducing emissions. It also includes 75 recommendations to federal, state […]

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Raising the efficiency bar for homes

Expect new Australian homes to become more sustainable after an agreement at last week’s Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to enhance energy efficiency provisions for residential buildings in the National Construction Code (NCC). The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has warmly welcomed the agreement. “The homes built today will still be operating in 2050 – […]