The way we build homes now will decide how safe people are in the extreme heat of our future. We need to increase minimum standards so that safe, sustainable housing isn’t only a luxury. We signed on with 100 organisations to a statement from sustainability organisation Renew to support higher building standards in the NationalContinue reading “Sweltering Cities joins 100 organisations calling for 7 Star homes”
The 2021 State of the Environment report (SOE) was released in July 2022. The SOE reports have been released every 5 years since 1995 and are an assessment of every aspect of Australia’s environment and heritage, including rivers, oceans, air, ice, land and urban areas. We’ve pulled out some key findings related to heatwaves, citiesContinue reading “Key things we learned about cities and heat from the State of the Environment report”
Experts, community leaders, local government leaders and civil society have signed onto an open letter calling for the NSW Government to lead Australia in reducing the impacts of extreme heat on our communities and building climate change resilient cities.
By Andrew Taylor January 24, 2021 — 12.00am “Some Sydney residents are living in homes with room temperatures nudging 40 degrees, as climate change raises temperatures and fear of big energy bills stops people from cooling down. A study of indoor air temperatures in Sydney homes found 51 per cent of residents surveyed in the summer of 2018-19Continue reading “SMH: ‘I wrapped myself in a damp towel’: Sydneysiders risk health inside hot homes”