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ABC Radio National Geraldine Doogue Saturday Extra.
A Fifteen minute listen to Geraldine interview Andy Lemann, sustainable building consultant based in regional New South Wales and Davina Rooney, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia.
An important part of the transition to a low carbon future is to improve the sustainability of new and existing housing.
While Australia has been a world leader in improving the sustainability of its commercial buildings, the residential transition has lagged.
Elements of sustainability are being considered in the design and construction of social and affordable housing and can also be retrofitted.
In addition to low energy use that assist reduce carbon emissions it also provides residents and tenants with low cost running of their homes.