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February 16, 2006

The Canberra Times reports that:

All new homes built in the ACT will have to be meet higher energy-efficiency standards - through double glazing, improved orientation, better building materials and insulation - and use dramatically less water than before, under a government plan to be revealed today..... Planning Minister Simon Corbell will announce today that every home in the ACT will be obliged to achieve a five-star energy rating under the Building Code of Australia rating system from May 1. He will also unveil a proposal to mandate either rainwater tanks or greywater systems in all new homes to keep water use to about 540litres a day, 40 per cent less than the current Canberra average...Only Victoria already imposes a five-star energy efficiency rating on new homes.

So Canberra leads the way in bcoming a sustainable city whilst Adelaide lags well behind. We can think of the city in terms of the region-----the city-region--- and begin to think of cities spaces in rerms of ecology.

This shift to sustainable cities denotes human development of the earth gone wrong.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 01:20 PM | | Comments (0)
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