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Andrea Blackmore
Australia needs comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

This article argues for a comprehensive and holistic approach to prepare Australia’s housing for future heatwaves.  It argues that  housing, health and energy issues are all strongly linked. In extreme weather these are also linked to disaster management and emergency services.

“We are using air conditioning as a band-aid instead of identifying the cause and seriousness of the condition. Australia’s continued lack of planning to solve the problem is a risky strategy.”

It argues for better ratings and building requirements to drive smarter design and construction.

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