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Energy efficiency in buildings is achieved economically by using thermal modelling and analysis in the design stage. Good design in a new house both in its orientation and the design of its thermal properties can substantially reduce the need for air conditioning and heating. Thermal modelling is an invaluable and cost effective tool in improving the efficiency of a home.

Retrofitting energy efficiency is generally more expe
nsive but will still have a significant impact on the thermal performance of a building. Thermal imaging is an invaluable tool for revealing hidden problems in existing houses and identifying the areas of greatest weakness.

Up until 2003 most houses built in Australia rated only about 1 star; the new house standard for the Building Code of Australia 2010 is now 6 star. The UK is moving to 'net zero' for new homes and schools by 2016, meaning they will produce as much energy as they consume.

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