New houses across Australia are set to be much better built to withstand climate change, incorporating solar power and water and energy efficiency features with minimal toxins, under a world-first agreement announced on Tuesday. The new scheme, acclaimed as a national “game-changer” in the housing market, will mean buyers could have much healthier homes and see their energy bills slashed by as much as 75 per cent – by over $2000 a year, according to one study. Read more…

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