April 2020






The smoke infiltration situation
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In the aftermath of the recent devastating bushfire events, Cameron Munro and Joel Seagren, M.AIRAH, analyse the impact of bushfire smoke and its effect on indoor air quality. 
Off the ground

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Stephen Cuthbert, Affil.AIRAH, has a vision for building his own Passivhaus home in suburban Sydney. In this first article of a series following the journey to completion, he explains his inspiration, and the considerable (sometimes heartbreaking) barriers to getting the project under way.

Ink and ice in his veins

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This month, we celebrate the birthday of James Harrison, the Australian refrigeration pioneer who inspired the creation of AIRAH and had an enormous impact on journalism.

Central intelligence

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As the final building delivered under the University of Technology Sydney’s original City Campus Master Plan, UTS Central combines world-leading, collaborative learning spaces that embody contemporary tertiary education.

What can we learn?

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The Godfather of Green, Jerry Yudelson, wonders if the global effort to thwart COVID-19 could provide lessons for dealing with an even greater existential threat: climate change.

Facing climate change: Holistic approach to the energy efficiency of buildings

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This paper researches approaches for the further development of building energy efficiency requirements in Germany under consideration of the building life‑cycle.
By Tim Schöndube, Prof. Dr Svenja Carrigan and Prof. Dr Oliver Kornadt