I saw this interesting piece from the New York Times, highlighting how improvements in energy efficiency can be offset by increased usage.
The same will eventually apply to our homes but we have enormous savings to be made before this becomes a concern.
Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/opinion/the-problem-with-energy-efficiency.html
Congratulations to Berward Bucheler and Max Pritchard on certification of Australia’s first Passivhaus.
Roger Joyner/Passivhaus Perth are designing the first in Western Australia, to start early in 2015. I will be posting regular updates on the Project in addition to articles relating to Passivhaus design and construction, so watch this space.
Read more about the Bucheler/Pritchard project here: http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/max-pritchard-architects-design-australia-s-first