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Now, more than ever, climate design is a critical element in the modern design process.
Since prehistoric man first took shelter in caves, we have understood the importance of climate in creating and building our dwellings. Yet even today, climate data is often poorly presented, too technical or not easily accessible to designers.
Here you will find clear, simple information that will help you plan your building project to take advantage of the unique characteristics of your location.
Why design for climate?
It's never been more important to consider climatic conditions in building design and site planning.
Climate Design Wizard
Think Brick Australia is proud to present a new tool that makes designing for climate extremely practical and accessible: The Climate Design wizard. More
The research behind the Wizard
The research behind the tool is based on decades of data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology combined with research on fundamental design principals.
The people behind the Wizard
Working with a group of architects, designers and researchers, Think Brick Australia has developed the Climate Design Wizard.
The 8 Star House built in Brick
Think Brick Australia and Jade Projects proudly present the facts about the Perth 8 Star House that prove that sustainability and affordability can go hand in hand. This home uses 76% less energy and 72% less water than an average Perth home*, which is why it has achieved an outstanding 8-star rating. More
The Bushfire Hazard
Think Brick discusses the planning, materials selection, design, detailing and construction of brick housing as well as specific provisions and practices to increase housing safety in bushfire-prone areas. More
A new report warns that the Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) could lead to less energy efficient housing unless the current Building Code of Australia (BCA) is amended. More