Posts by torple

Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

Required Accreditation for Energy Raters

During the week the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency issued two bulletins, both of which have relevance for Accredited Thermal Performance Assessors like ourselves. Bulletin One – Nathers technical note This has been prepared to assist NatHERS assessors who conduct energy rating assessments of houses. These principles will supersede any document that you may be using. Any...

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Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

Cape Paterson Zero Carbon Ecovillage Design

I came across this project headed at Cape Paterson, I found it pretty interesting and shareable.. check it out and see what you think, here are some clips off their website. A genuine Ecovillage will restore and protect habitat, biodiversity and ecological values to the land, allow people to live lightly on the planet through sustainable design and sharing resources, and encourages a real sense...

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2012 National Energy Conference

2012 National Energy Conference

The national energy conference is coming up fast, see below for some information on what it is and how to get there. National Conference 2012 Energy Efficiency Council National Conference 2012 5th-6th December 2012 SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, NSW Register NOW for Early Bird Prices!! Energy Efficiency is booming, with a carbon price and over $6.5 billion of incentives and...

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Rising energy prices around Australia

Rising energy prices around Australia

This has been a hot topic of late, with lots of people blogging, writing, commenting and talking about it. It’s happening across the board and consumers are not happy. I found a few interesting posts from the age and bigpond earlier in the week about the topic I thought I would share: THE average Victorian household will pay an extra $300 for their energy bills this financial year, a new...

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Incandescent lights go out in EU

Incandescent lights go out in EU

After my blog post last week (LED Lighting, a bright future) on the future of energy efficient lighting and LED, I found the following post interesting and very relevant. ¬†Europe is seen as the leader in energy efficiency so to speak and alot of their movements end up filtering through to australia eventually.   After more than a century lighting up the world, the switch will be flicked...

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