More Australians than ever live in rented homes, many of which get far too hot. With summers getting longer and hotter, keeping millions of people cool should be a national housing policy priority.
Heat pumps can be 400% more efficient than a gas furnace.
Heat pumps are essential for the large-scale adoption of more carbon friendly heating systems and recent research suggests a way forward for reducing one of the technology’s biggest hurdles — frost.
The sunniest days also see the biggest demand for air con.
Thermostats don’t tell the whole truth about heat, particularly in older homes.
Air con uses lots of energy – try these things first.
Rising temperatures threaten the UK, Switzerland and Norway with more uncomfortably hot days – new research.
The very people most in need of the cost savings from installing solar panels are missing out. Better policies are needed to make home solar systems accessible to all Australians.
Voters in the region have long been seen as caring more about their finances than green issues. But living through extreme heat, rain and floods has them focused on living with climate change.
Extreme heat kills more Australians than any other natural hazard. Here’s why it’s important to keep an eye on older family and friends this summer.
Soaring power bills add to people’s worries about keeping their homes cool, especially as their health can suffer if they don’t. Fortunately, there are effective and affordable ways to beat the heat.
Air conditioners are rare in some European countries, but the climate crisis could change that.
The US Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment, agreeing on a bipartisan vote to phase down climate-warming HFCs. Now what?
Cutting a home’s energy waste starts with stopping the leaks. Energy-efficient appliances and windows can make a difference, too.
Hot rooftops and a looming skills shortage – these are just a few challenges faced by crucial yet undervalued air-conditioning repair people.
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
A survey conducted in Texas state prisons finds that many lack basic resources like cold water, ice and air conditioning to help incarcerated people and staff keep cool during heat waves.
My research shows how urban design can make it harder for women in some countries to make sustainable choices.
As the UK warms, the government needs to pay more attention to sustainably and efficiently cooling buildings.
Southern California is on the front line of climate change, and recent survey data shows that residents are feeling its effects in many ways.