Suburbs to blame for higher greenhouse gas levels

Size, style and location of houses have been found to be the three main factors that determine energy efficiency.

The rapid growth in suburban house sizes and the energy costs of manufacturing and transporting materials, have outweighed many of the benefits of building “energy efficient” homes. Suburban commuters also predominantly use private transportation with only a small percentage using public, making high density or city living a much more environmentally friendly option.

Read more at The University of Melbourne