Polystyrene to drive housing insulation improvements in Australia

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Australians on the whole aren’t the best at insulating houses. Our residential buildings are notorious for ‘leaking air’, allowing the uncontrolled flow of heat into and out of our dwellings. Our answer has been to install more and more heating and cooling in the form of air-conditioning.

Europeans, who have to deal with much more extreme temperature, are far more concerned about energy efficiency and have developed better standards, such as Passive House certification.

 

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