Why Are Australian Houses So Cold?


TikTok users – including expats from colder climates – are asking why it’s sometimes colder inside Australian houses than outside, with popular viral videos and creative skits on the theme.

Dr Nicola Willand can speak to why Australian houses are so cold, and how our regulations and culture reinforces the problem.

Dr Trivess Moore can speak to how ‘retrofitting’ can address the problem.

Professor Ralph Horne can speak to how Australian housing compares with housing overseas and why.

Dr Nicola Willand, School of Property, Construction and Project Management

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