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    Clare and David's home

    Our home design takes full advantage of the magnificent outlook across the Woodford valley. The design incorporates features that minimise energy use without compromising “livability”.

    Woodford, VIC 3281
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    Trentleck House

    Famiy home with solar, wind and hydro power. solar hot water and wood fired hydronic heating.  paddock to plate philosophy with fruit, veggies, chooks, cattle and bees. alpacas for wool. Talk on hydro, solar, wind 1030-1130 Talk about solar hot water, hydronic heating, energy efficiency 1300-1400.

    Narracan, VIC 3824
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    Inner-urban-eco-upgrade

    Progressive renovation of an inner suburb brick veneer house from 2013 to 2016 by installing R5 ceiling batts, R2.5 under floor batts. All windows upgraded to Kommerling Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride frame with double glazing. Weatherising flooring end gaps. Enclosing external hot water cylinder and insulating to obtain 5-9 percent reduction in hot water costs. Addition […]

    Glenorchy, TAS 7010
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    Organic Living

    This is an owner build and designed solid timber house. The aim was to design a self performing house which is comfortable for living, blends into the environment in terms of material use and architecture, is simple, pleasing and timeless to the eye and contains the least embodied energy (CO2), on a budget. North and south […]

    Sheffield, TAS 7306
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    Nappa Merri House

    The house was built in 1986 on a 1.86 ha block sloping downhill towards the North,   and built with a N-facing orientation.  The majority of the window surface  is facing North, allowing maximum entry of light and passive solar heating in winter.  A 1.5 m wide pergola on the N side is covered with […]

    Woodford, VIC 3281
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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 shopfront will be talking from 10am-11am on the key elements of the design. She will discuss how the material choices can apply to home renovations too. The […]

    Newtown, NSW 2042
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    Oak Lodge (hydro)

    The main feature is a “grid connected” multi stage micro hydro system consisting of 4 turbines of which it takes only 1 turbine  to provide the whole properties power. The hydro power is grid connected via a SP Pro inverter with battery backup hence is capable of being an off grid system if need be. The […]

    Narracan, VIC 3824
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    CERES EcoHouse

    Full retrofit of a typical inner Melbourne home and land addressing a broad suite of considerations for more sustainable living. Features for energy: solar passive re-design, thermal mass, solar pv & hws, EV, hydronic & geothermal heating/ cooling, energy efficient appliances & lighting, interactive displays showing 2x glazing & draught sealing & insulation options etc. […]

    Brunswick East, VIC 3057
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    Trigg House

    This sustainable home in Trigg was designed specifically as a long term residence for a mature aged couple. The home is both comfortable and easily accessible for them, whilst still providing room for their much loved grandchildren. Universal access was a key feature of the design, not only to provide a home for the future but […]

    Trigg, WA 6029
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    Heritage renovation and garden

    To renovate their 110 year old brick home, Jane and Mark insulated under the floor and in the ceiling, stripped out internal fittings (floor coverings, curtains, etc.) and gutted the back 1/3 of the house. Keeping the same building footprint, the renovated area is now open plan kitchen and living with large, double glazed windows […]

    Myrtleford, VIC 3737