Sometimes it’s in the darkest moments, you have the brightest ideas. For me that was quite literally the experience when I found myself at home, in Prahran, trying to find candles and lamps to illuminate the kitchen (in the middle of cooking a late dinner) after yet another energy black out on a stifling hot Melbourne day.
More than 60,000 homes were struck by power outages this weekend, despite Victorians being charged hundreds of dollars annually to keep the electricity network operational and safe.
Established on Feb 1, 1979 in a home garage, Emplas Ecostar group has blossomed into a multi-award winning manufacturer of double glazed windows and doors, while retaining the values of a traditionally run, customer-focused, family business.
With the threat of 50C days looming by the end of the century, and experts predicting an increase in heat wave-related heat deaths, Melbourne residents are turning to cutting edge, environmentally friendly, home technologies to beat the heat.