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    Alan and Bev's House

    A typical four bedroom brick-veneer home - now 13 years old.  A non-ideal East-West orientation.  Large 1100 squ. metre block.  Retrofit of many 'sustainable' features over last 3 years with the aim DIY and LOW COST.  These features include: ---- Supplementary Winter heating (cold Winter...
    Lake Albert, NSW 2650
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    Greeny Flat

    The Greeny Flat has achieved a number of significant milestones since we opened for SHD2014. In April 2015 we completed our first full year of operation and monitoring during which time the Greeny Flat exported to the grid almost three-and-a-half times as much energy as it imported. We also used...
    Mittagong, NSW 2575
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    Jaspar's Home

    Come and visit Jaspar's home whose solar panel's provide zero-cost electricity, with LED/energy efficient lights replacing conventional globes and roof insulation making the home more efficient. Water tanks provide for all water requirements throughout the house including drinking water. In the...
    St Peters, NSW 2044
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    Sustainable Country Style Home

    This net energy positive home includes numerous environmental and social sustainable initiatives, while being architecturally tailored to suit the sloping block and optimal solar orientated to result in a country style themed home in the award winning Bingara Gorge estate. Designed and built by...
    Wilton, NSW 2571
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    Lister House

    Completed in 2014/15 as a completely new build this largely passively designed house has realised our dreams in combining contemporary sustainable design with suburban family living. We were extremely fortunate to work collaboratively with Tone Wheeler of Environa Studios. The thermal comfort...
    Seaforth, NSW 2092
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    Exeter Strawbale Home

    This house was built for a couple moving into retirement and is on a concrete stab. The strawbale construction and double glazing work with the northern aspect to create a very liveable home in winter and a cooler environment in summer. Surrounded by productive vegetable gardens and fruit trees,...
    Exeter, NSW 2579
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    Urban Tilba

    Urban Tilba is 100% self-sufficient for energy with lifetime batteries for home energy storage. The solar system is not your typical solar system it has been transformed into not only a power station it is also work of art. The key features that allow this home to be self-sufficient for energy...
    Seven Hills, NSW 2147
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    Second Hand Cottage

    OPEN 10-2 HOUSE TALK EVERY 1/2 HOUR (except 12.30pm) 12.30pm SPECIAL TALK "WHAT TO DO AT THE END OF THE SOLAR BONUS SCHEME" The aim of our build was to reuse as many materials as possible, buy second hand or from a sustainable source.  We used eBay, Gumtree,...
    Alexandria, NSW 2015
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    Castle Mountain

    The owner built house at Castle Mountain is constructed of stone and cypress pine sourced from the property. The kitchen, dining, sunken lounge [with Spin-a-fire] and games area occupy the 20 metrelong, pavilion-style main room with raked ceilings and exposed beams and insulated with iszal and...
    Quirindi, NSW 2343
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    Illawarra Flame House

    The retrofitted house has been designed to appeal to older clients nearing retirement. Many of these people are "empty nesters" - parents whose children have moved on, and who no longer require the floor space of a large family home. The Illawarra Flame house is perfect for these clients looking to...
    North Wollongong, NSW 2500
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    Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre

    The HAWKESBURY EarthCare Centre will be open on Sustainable House Day. The centre features a solar passive community building and extensive permaculture gardens. Date: Sunday 11th September...
    Cnr Beef Cattle Rd and Campus Drive, Uni of Western Sydney, Richmond, NSW
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    Sweeney House

    We have grid connected as well as a stand alone photovoltaic system and evacuated tube solar hot water system.The house is brick veneer and 35 years old on 600m2 of land. We have over 10,000 litres of water storage and a dozen or so fruit trees. We have also made various styles of solar cookers,...
    St Clair, NSW 2759
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    CSR House

    The initial aim of the CSR House project was to design and build an attractive 8 Star energy efficient home as inexpensively as possible. The project was designed to satisfy three key objectives – to identify inefficient building practices, to establish an ongoing building research facility and...
    Schofields, NSW 2762
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    Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability

    The Coal Loader showcases innovation, enables hands-on learning about sustainability in everyday life, and serves as a community meeting point and hub for North Sydney Council's extensive range of environmental and sustainability programs The Coal Loader transforms an ex-industrial site to a...
    Waverton, NSW 2060
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    Woy Woy Bay House

    Originally a fishing shack dating back to the 1950s, there have been extensions in the 1960's, 1970's, and since purchasing the place in 2009 the place has had a deck replacement, interior reconfiguration and sustainability upgrade. A primary goal for the 2011 renovation was to make the house...
    Woy Woy Bay, NSW 2256
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    Hemp House and Studio

    Our journey to build our very own sustainable home began when we joined an ecovillage community in Chidlow Western Australia called 'Somerville'. The project was being designed from 2004 to 2010 and was a world first, world class experiment in...
    Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
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    Permanora is a sustainable house located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. It is a renovated 1960's cottage with both retrofitted and new sustainability features including insulation, passive solar, solar power and hot water, gas appliances, water storage and recycling. There is a...
    Elanora Heights, NSW 2101
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    Kurrajong Heights house

    Rammed earth house, three levels on 1.6 hectares; mostly natural bush including koalas & wallabies 3 bedroom + office + 2 bathroom & downstairs kitchenette making downstairs a self contained unit with separate entrance. Built 2015 Perfectly placed on the block to take advantage...
    Kurrajong Heights, NSW 2758
  • Sustainable Food Garden at Moss House

    The real sustainability means growing your own food. It saves millions of litres of water used to grow crops and reduces the use of fossil fuels, which otherwise power the farming machinery, transport and cold storage of food.

    Denistone, NSW 2114
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    Rosemary Lane

    Early 1980s brick veneer house renovated and extended with sustainable design principles. Orange is generally a cold climate and heating is a priority. Existing house re-planned to maximize northern sun. Double glazing, insulation, and solar panels installed. Current electricity bills around $50...
    Orange, NSW 2800
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    Green Living Centre

    Drop into the Green Living Centre at 218 King Street on Sunday 11th when we will showcase the materials used in our sustainable shopfront renovation.

    Local award-winning sustainable interior designer Tracy Graham, who designed the...

    Newtown, NSW 2042
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    Prefabricated Folding House

    FOLD PACK PAVILION Prototype is a small project that set about to test a big idea. The Pavilion is distinctly innovative in that all its complete elements (floors, walls and roofing) are completely constructed in the factory, folded down for cost-effective delivery and then folded out on...
    Belmore, NSW 2192
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    The house was designed by Paul Dolphin for his family home. Paul is a Sustainable Building Designer and the house is designed to showcase how specifying the correct materials can result in a sustainable house at no extra cost. The house features blockwork walls and an exposed concrete floor for...
    Malua Bay, NSW 2536
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    Milton Serendipity

    Designed with an integrated consideration for the health and comfort of the occupants and the protection of the earth and the environment, this home is solar passive, sustainable, energy efficient and simply divine. Constructed with the finest craftsmanship and combined with a harmonious balance...
    Milton, NSW 2538
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    Biogas house

    We cook whenever we can on our outdoor stove connected to the biogas plant that generates fuel from our kitchen waste. Most of the garden is set up from recycled material collected from things thrown away on the kerbside or picked up on Freecycle. We grow food on raised beds and we have a mix of...
    Newington, NSW 2127
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    Leichhardt Knock down rebuild new House

    76 Hill St Leichhardt Please note I reserve the right to refuse entry Eco Features   The house has been designed by Caroline Pidcock and Associates   The brief was an eco-friendly, 3 bedroom house in keeping with the area, with bedrooms at the back of...
    Leichhartd, NSW 2040
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    More sustainable ex-govie

    5.5kw of solar rooftop and ground mount reflective painted roof to reduce heat intake induction cook-top thermal backed curtains door seals LED lighting Under floor insulation heat pump hot water heater air cell insulation under roof 5000 litre rainwater tank energy efficient...
    Moruya, NSW 2527
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    The Rammed Earth House

    Tours Morning - 10.30am - 12.30pm Afternoon - 2.00pm - 4.00pm Tour participants need to register here for tickets, maximum 20 people per session. Part of the proceeds from Garden to Table...
    Charlotte Bay, NSW 2428
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    The Treehouse

    The owners of this award winning house wanted a sustainable home that would cater for their growing family, a separate granny flat for overseas visitors all with a tree house feel. The site in North Narrabeen that had lots of established trees, views to the coast and was very steep, sloping away...
    North Narrabeen, NSW 2101
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    Willowdale Community Place

    The home is designed to achieve a very energy efficient 8 star NatHERS rating and achieve a Silver level LHA rating. The home will be used as a hub to  provide a meeting place for the local community and a place from which to run community programs and environmental initiatives. The home was...
    Leppington, NSW 2179
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    Girards Hill House

    I bought my WW2 era weatherboard cottage 15 years ago and am gradually renovating it to make it more comfortable and sustainable. It is now more liveable and I save about $3000 a year on power, water and gas after installing solar hot water (replacing gas), a 1.1kW solar pv system, smart...
    Girards Hill, NSW 2480
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    Marrickville Hempcrete House

    Please note that there is a local market near this house at Addison Rd Community Centre. The patrons of this market often park cars on this street and availability of parking can be limited. The Marrickville Hempcrete house is an...
    Marrickville, NSW 2204
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    Bundanoon Net Zero Cottage

    Designed to eliminate dependence on harmful energy sources and meet our housing and energy needs with as little negative health and environmental impacts as possible in an affordable way. The building is a single story 2 bedroom detached cottage of 108 square meters. Built to demonstrate that...
    Bundanoon, NSW 2578
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    MAAP HOUSE - The Merewether MAAP 03.01

    Our house features an adaptable design that will allow home owners to build using a small initial foot print and be able to easily extend if required in the future. Being a Hybrid, flat pack - modular house we greatly reduce waste by building all the major components in a factory. Our floor and...
    Woodberry, NSW 2322
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    Naremburn House

    Strategic sustainable design was critical to the realisation of the Naremburn House, as the owners desired to reside in the dwelling for the long term. Holistic design decisions were made around the materials and finishes, fittings and fixtures, services systems and technology interfaces. Products...
    Naremburn, NSW 2065
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    Sustainability Hub

    This ageing Federation style semi-detached cottage has been renovated and revitalised in a demonstration of sustainable renovations on a budget. The cottage has undergone an amazing transformation to showcase sustainable design features in an operational office. The renovations align with the...
    Chatswood, NSW 2067
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    South Coast Container House

    This container house was always about economy, energy efficiency and sustainability, and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. However, the scale belies the efficiency of program and generosity of the outcome. It is modest in budget and also in scale (93m2 + 40m2 decks + guest...
    Long Beach, NSW 2536