Keeping your older house warm without breaking the bank
Draughts in Australian houses can add up to 20 per cent to our energy bills. Our scientists are here to help! In this series, we share energy efficiency tips for older houses, apartments and new homes.
Analysis of 5500 apartment developments reveals your new home may not be as energy efficient as you think
Many people choose apartments for their good energy efficiency. But not every apartment is as energy efficient as the development advertises.
Power for good: Meet our energy researcher Kate Cavanagh
Kate Cavanagh is working at the forefront of how we can best integrate more renewable energy into our electricity grid.
Quantum leaps: Meet our researcher Dr Jenny Hayward
Dr Jenny Hayward is a scientist of many talents. She’s worked in computational chemistry, economic modelling and defence technologies. We asked her about these quantum leaps!
Three ways we’re targeting net zero
With COP26 off and running towards net zero, here are three ways we’re helping get there too.
Net zero emissions: our climate challenge explained
What does ‘net zero' emissions mean? And which technologies can we use to get there?
Net zero: powering ahead on sustainability
We're developing a plan to go net zero and to show Australia the way.
Seal of approval: Should we use PassivHaus or free-running design principles for Australian homes?
The national construction boom continues around Australia. So how do you build a comfortable, low-energy house? Should you seal up your house following PassivHaus principles or should you use passive cooling and heating design principles to create a free-running home?
Green, blue, brown: the colours of hydrogen explained
Have you heard of green, blue or brown hydrogen? We explain how an element can come in different colours and why it matters.
Flexible solar panels: new stretch of the imagination
A pandemic couldn't stop our research into flexible solar panels, but it did create new challenges and innovation.
Australians are choosing new homes and solar PV in record numbers
The number of rooftop solar PV panels installed on Australian homes in 2020 was record-breaking.