The Fifth Estate – Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Australia's cold-related death rate is higher than Sweden. In 2012 less than 40 per cent of Australia's privately owned rental properties were properly insulated, compared with 80 per cent of owner-occupied homes. Photo: Patrik Carlberg

Poorly insulated rental homes have a major impact in Australia, on energy usage, and on tenants’ health.

We’ve got way too many “glorified tents” and our death rate from cold is worse than Sweden’s is a story from The Fifth Estate, Australia’s sustainability newspaper.