Our current average house is compounding global overheating with excessive, long-lasting emissions, Newsroom reports. Lindsay Wood looks at how we could make our housing more climate-friendly, noting that most houses blow their entire 90-year carbon budget twice over just in construction, and without anyone even living in them (green). Dean Kimpton’s summary of the supply chain issue also encapsulated the decarbonisation challenge. “There’s a new normal now,” he said, “and we’ve got to figure this one out”.