Issue 283 – Building resilience

In this issue of ECOS, we look at the research behind building Australia’s resilience for the future.

Bushfire burns dangerously close to residential property

As we head into another bushfire season, a new online guide offers advice on building and retrofitting homes for bushfire resilience.

A Queensland bushfire resilience guide for homeowners was named a state finalist in the Resilient Australia Awards in Brisbane on October 6, 2021. Review the guide's top tips below.

A raging Australian bushfire with large flames against a green forest. Image/Flickr

Used alongside other fire management approaches, hazard reduction burning can reduce the impact of bushfire on property and loss of life.

Interior of a kitchen and living room

For nearly 70 years, CSIRO scientists have been working on the science behind the 10-star energy ratings for homes in Australia. We look at how CSIRO’s tools are used in the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, and the science behind the stars.