Australian high rise buildings are inefficient. They do not run efficiently. They are not comfortable enough. They waste energy. They contribute to climate change.
The latest, state-of-the-art high rise office buildings I have visited, get too hot and too cold. In one room you try to work, stifling in the Western sun. There’s no relief except for airconditioning, which is too cold and too erratic. The next room is cold as it faces South. You are uncomfortable standing or sitting next to the glass in either room for much of the year.