Most homes in Australia are not built for extreme heat - however there are DIY measures that can make your home more comfortable and safe
Most homes in Australia are not built for extreme heat – however there are DIY measures that can make your home more comfortable and safe – for owners and renters. This book offers practical information on home retrofits, appliance choices and cost-effective strategies including:
- installing cost-effective retrofits
- updating appliances and using them more strategically
- creating an efficient one-room Cool Retreat
- simple behavioural adaptations to stay cool and survive heat waves
Acknowledgement: Proudly funded by the NSW Government – Increasing Resilience to Climate Change community grant program.
Author Bio: Dr John J. Shiel is the Principal of EnviroSustain which consults on low carbon buildings and precincts, and was formerly a power station Civil Engineer and IT Consultant with a multi-national. His research areas are in adapting buildings to climate change and extreme weather events; residential comfort; zero embodied carbon materials; smart comfort technology; and food security. John is the Chairman of Permaculture Hunter; a member of the Legal and Finance team and the Research Group at Narara Ecovillage Co-operative; and a member of the International Initiative of Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE).