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?
Our top tips on renovating or retrofitting for energy-efficiency
Thinking about renovating or retrofitting? Here's the things to consider to keep your home energy-efficient.
Unfriendly fungi: Dealing with a mouldy house
It’s manky. It’s musty. It’s … mould. Anthony Wright, scientist and former building designer, gives us some top tips on how to deal with mould in your house.
Hot tips for a draught-proof house
How chilly is your home-office? Are you wearing a winter jacket indoors, cradling a cuppa? With many of us working from home, we’ve come up with ten ways to keep you toasty warm this winter.
Electricity democracy: the power is yours
If you’re looking to decarbonise, you’ve chosen a great time. Whether it’s solar panels, an EV, or a power-sharing scheme, we currently have more electricity choices than ever before.
Solar-powered electric vehicles? Guilty as charged
With more electric vehicles on our roads, our habits will change. Soon, we’ll be able to use solar and battery to charge our vehicles, and new tech means smoother charging in warm weather, using energy from our very own homes.
It’s a brick house. But how energy efficient?
Around 11.4% of Australia’s emissions can be attributed to households, so we’re tracking home energy efficiency progress through a new data portal.
Lighting up Australia’s energy future: the CSIRO Energise app needs you
CSIRO Energise is our new app that makes you a citizen scientist, telling us about your power usage and helping illuminate Australia's energy landscape, which at the moment is in the dark.
Making it personal – how your home could help power the electricity grid
Your very own household battery could support Australia’s future electricity grid by leveling energy demand and creating consistent and reliable power quality.
Energy ‘fingerprint’ tech to solve electricity mystery
We’re developing new ‘cognitive’ metering technology which breaks down the energy usage of individual devices in homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities, in collaboration with Ecocentric.
No sweat – hot tips for a cool summer
Here are some easy to implement, easy to adhere to tips for saving energy and staying cool this summer.