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Making every building count in meeting Australia’s emission targets

Timothy O'Leary

Published : 2019

Abstract

Buildings in Australia account for over 50% of electricity use and almost a quarter of our carbon emissions but the failures, frailties and fragmentation of the construction sector have created a major obstacle to long-term reductions. Australians have very high emissions per person. That’s partly due to how we use our buildings.If we are to get serious about reducing emissions, we need to tackle inefficient space use.A set of clear guides on how to use a building is a good starting point. The low-carbon living knowledge hub provides these. What will make every building count in lowering emissions is the behaviour of occupants, the commitment of owners to make their buildings low-carbon and..

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