Green building

Community housing gets a clean energy boost

Thursday, 10 September 2015

More savings for low-income householders.

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Guide to a zero-carbon home

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Experts say there are no technological barriers to building homes that use only as much energy as they produce. Here’s your guide to converting your home to zero carbon.

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Build fast – and green

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Quickshack showcases all the eco- and price-benefits of modular homes, using less resources and creating less waste.

Natural Building, Milkwood Farm

Natural building workshop

21 – 24 September, 2013
Taught by Sam Vivers of Viva Eco Homes, this course will give you the skills, experience and confidence you need to build your own earth friendly home. Held on Milkwood Farm in Mudgee, the course combines theory and hands-on practice of natural building techniques. Over the four days students will actively participate in building projects across the Farm, seeing their progress for themselves.

Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW.
When: 9am – 5pm, Saturday 21 to Tuesday 24 September, 2013.
Cost: $841 to $990.
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An energy-positive home

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Marc Bernstein talks us through the Melbourne Design Studios’ 10 Star PassivHaus, a new house he helped design that generates more energy than it uses.

Earthship

Sustainable homes for Earth

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Looking like something Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, the quirky Earthship homes are in fact some of the greenest kinds of abodes around.

HIA Build Green

HIA BuildGreen Expo

31 May - 3 June (Sydney), & 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012

Power prices are expected to double within the next five years, and water charges too are forecast to increase substantially. The HIA BuildGreen Expo brings together over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in green renovation, building, furnishing, home improvements, and outdoor living. Visit the expo to discover new products and services to retro-fit your existing home or build a new “green” home. Learn how you can save hundreds off your water and electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Discover sustainable building, green renovations, water saving devices and energy saving appliances. Running twice a year alongside the Herald Sun home Show in Melbourne and the Sydney HIA Home Show, the HIA BuildGreen Expo has everything you need to give your home a 6-star energy rating!

G has 20 double passes to give away to the Melbourne event in August! Just email us your best tip for greening your home to competitions@gmagazine.com.au by Monday 13th August.

Where: Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Door 5, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne.
When: 10am - 7pm, 31 May - 3 June (Sydney); & 10am – 6pm (except Friday 17 until 9pm) 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012.
Cost: Sydney show: $14 general admission ($18 at show), $14 concession ($15 at show), kids under 18 free. **SPECIAL OFFER FOR G MAGAZINE READERS: Buy online and quote code "G-Mag" to buy a half price ticket for the Sydney and Melbourne shows! Click here to purchase.
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Hearts of the home

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A well-planned renovation on your kitchen or bathroom – the most used rooms at home – can be a great opportunity to save water and power in the long run.

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Ask G: uPVC frames

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Are uPVC window frames really better than wood?

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Guide to: renovation materials

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Renovating has gone green, with more Aussies than ever adding a sustainable focus as well as a fresh coat of paint. Boost your star rating with our guide to eco-friendly window, flooring and wall materials.

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