With funding from the government and innovation savvy from the private sector, Yokohama, Japan has energy efficient homes, smart buildings, and more electric vehicles plying its busy roads, all embraced in its bid to become a Smart Nation.
Adversarial tenant–landlord relationships can be a huge barrier to high-performance buildings. City of Sydney's updated green lease scorecard helps to get tenants and landlords on the same page regarding building sustainability outcomes.
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Smart thermostats have the potential to revolutionalise home energy efficiency, but also bring concerns such as privacy and security. Tech writer Emma Bailey shares how the technology can be scaled up more effectively.
A new report by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council shows that every dollar invested in reducing emissions in the building sector will offer twice the savings, while also creating jobs and improving the quality of life for people.