What is the ‘Best Practice for Energy Efficient & Healthy Buildings’? Well, it’s not a simple answer. Reducing the amount of energy used to heat or cool our homes is a must, whether it be related to star ratings, human health, or energy poverty. The big challenge is how to better insulate and seal up our homes, whilst ensuring the long-term durability and healthy interior environment are not compromised. Depending on where the building is constructed in Australia, it is critically important that the right building systems are used for adequate water vapour diffusion and mould mitigation. Dr Mark Dewsbury, a renowned Australian researcher in this area will present on this topic discussing the importance of energy efficiency, water vapour diffusion, how to minimise condensation impacts, and how to achieve the best outcomes in the different Australian climatic zones for 6 and 7 Star Energy Efficiency requirements.
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