Cool new housing design heats up

Cool new housing design heats up

It is a common occurrence for electricity bills to skyrocket during heat waves or cold snaps, as Australian residents use heaters and air conditioners to regulate the temperature in their houses. Even on normal days, a significant amount of energy is expended on cooling or heating appliances. In Australia, it is estimated that up to 39% of the end energy usage in domestic buildings is for space heating and cooling. In collaboration with Think Brick Australia, a research team from

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Energy Efficient Housing

Energy Efficient Housing

Of particular importance to the brick industry is the seismic performance of masonry structures, as earthquake design of all structures (including housing) is now mandatory. Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency of Housing In energy-related research of particular interest to industry is the groundbreaking research being conducted on the thermal performance of masonry housing. Increased emphasis is being placed on thermal performance of buildings, with energy rating systems for housing now in place. A key feature of the research program has

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