In the global green building trend, Australia has reigned as a worldwide leader in the art and science of eco-conscious building.
Business and residential clients alike demand green building—builders answered with sustainable construction practices.
In Australia in particular, the developing renewable energy sector also plays a role. The country installed 16 gigawatts of wind and solar — about 220 watts per individual — between 2018 and 2020 alone.
Germany came in second, marking an increase of about 80 watts per individual in the same timeframe. The U.S. added less than 50 watts per individual, and the EU adding approximately 40.
Building companies poised to build new green structures — or retrofit standing buildings — have many choices when it comes to the reduction of energy consumption.
A residential solar array, paired with the right storage, could render a house independent from the regional grid. Geothermal HVAC systems, which employ pipes routed through the Earth to control building temperature, can enhance the value of a house while lessening heating and cooling expenses.
Australia is an ideal locale for solar energy, with large sections of the nation maintaining heightened levels of possible photovoltaic output. The geothermal possibilities are also sound here, as per research from the Australian government.
In addition, small-scale sustainable building techniques like energy-efficient window placements or concrete floors absorbing thermal energy from sunlight, lowering heating costs in cooler weather.
These changes promote building efficiency and energy consumption without straining the wallet, as do mainstays like solar panels, turbines or geothermal pumps.
Over the next 10 years, the green building boom and Australia’s renewable development revolution is only going to get bigger—and better.