2023 Summer issue

The Summer 2023 issue of Ecolibrium includes the feature articles:

  • Tight done rightWhen David Ritter, M.AIRAH, bought a tumbledown semi-detached Victorian house in inner-suburban Melbourne, he was determined to turn it into a sustainable home. Despite heavy shading from neighbouring buildings, an unfavourable aspect, and a cramped site, Ritter used prefabrication and plenty of creativity to build a light-filled family home that has achieved Passivhaus certification.
  • A little more (ventilation) conversationProposed updates to AS 1668 are now open for public comment. Brett Fairweather, M.AIRAH, walks us through the major changes.
  • The power of threeA groundbreaking trial at Woolworths’ Gordon store in Sydney is using CO₂ not just for refrigeration, but also for HVAC and dehumidification.
  • (Very) artificial intelligence (well, maybe) – a practical view Alan Obrart, L.AIRAH, shares some of his concerns about using AI in real-world building applications.
  • Technical paper Semiconductor heat pumps – a new approach to zero emissions heating by Amnon Holland, MIEAust, CPEng, NER, M.AIRAH

AIRAH members: A hard copy is direct-mailed to you as part of your AIRAH membership. The full issue is also available to read online.

Non-members: A hard copy is available to purchase for three months here. You may also be interested in subscribing to Ecolibrium or becoming an AIRAH member.