The residential building industry often overlooks thermal comfort and thermal mass, yet it's crucial for you to understand what these are and why they matter. These concepts have existed forever but are frequently ignored in the pursuit of yield and "value for money."

It's important to consider what living in your home will actually be like, isn't it? Building science is significant, but it has been somewhat inconvenient for builders over the past 30 years. This period has been characterised by a "rip and burn" approach – a focus on getting in and out of residential construction projects as quickly as possible.

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001: A road map to reduce the direct effects of climate change on building performance

Whether you believe in climate change or not is irrelevant to this discussion. This paper focuses on thermal comfort, exploring what it's like to live inside your home and how this experience can vary under different temperatures.

002: Passive design - what is it?

003: MP4.1 Sustainable Buildings 2013 (yep, the industry has been "working" on this for a while now

004: Material selection considerations

005: Acacia 2 bed house design plans - Brisbane

006: Acacia House design options - 8.9 energy star rating

007: **Banksia 3 Bedroom House design Plans - Brisbane

I prefer this design. No valleys, solid wind resistant design. Would look great with feature brick panels, or cladding

008: Banksia house design options - 8.4 energy star rating

009: Telopia 4 bed, double storey house design – Brisbane

010: Telopia house design options - 8.4 energy star rating