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Will our aging population save us from climate change?

Harry Dent visited our Australian shores recently and was espousing that our aging population in Australia would cause a housing bubble to happen in the next 1-2 years. The premise being that when the baby boomers come to sell off their houses in retirement there aren’t enough Gen Xers or Millennials to buy them – […]

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Building Automation to grow 60% by 2021 – don’t miss out on your share by not seeing the bigger things

An article on Sourecable that covered a report from the US that suggests the the Building Automation Systems market (BAS) is set to grow 60% to $100.8billion by 2021. A nice pot if you can get the tricks right. The article suggests that the growth will be driven by rising energy costs and demand for […]

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How to be sustainable – think like a ‘prepper’

There is a great and often amusing TV show on the National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers. It charts the actions that everyday Americans are going to ‘prepare’ for doomsday scenarios – hence the name ‘peppers’. It’s great because it gives some insight into human behavior to how we are willing to invest time and money […]

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There is hope in our children

I brought the kids a DVD at the weekend and as we were on our way home my eldest daughter turned around to me and said “Dad, why is this wrapped in plastic when it already has a plastic cover, why does it need two covers?”. After being amazed at her observation, I said “I […]

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