Sustainable house day inspiration

Each year, the Alternative Technology Association organises a Sustainable House Day which gives people the opportunity to see ideas in action and talk to the residents about their experiences. The night ...

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From design ideas to details

David returned from his overseas holiday rested and recharged, keen to take the project from design ideas to details as quickly as we can.  From each place he visited, David took ...

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Highlights from the Melbourne Home Show

When thinking about what products we’d like to use in our homes, nothing beats seeing the items in real life.  Here are the highlights from the Melbourne Home Show we visited ...

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Double glazing and granite bench-tops

Everyone we spoke to during our double glazing and granite bench-top road trip was welcoming and helpful. David had wisely suggested that the best way to learn more about the ...

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Green home design is coming together

Last week’s meeting with David confirmed that our home design is coming together.  The creative process is working well with ideas bouncing back and forth, each one building upon what ...

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Sorry about the climate change, but we’d like to help

This You Tube video was shown by the students organising an assembly for World Environment Day.  It’s a powerful message about the likely consequences of unchecked climate change. As a ...

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Island idea was a breakthrough

How hard can it be to get the floor plan right?  Harder than we thought when we started on this particular activity. The more brains the better. David had given ...

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Question for a green roof owner

  No, not that type of green roof.  Do you have this type? We’ve put a green roof on our wish list of items to include in the house design.  It’s ...

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Disappeared into passive home design universe

Who knew there could be so much useful information readily available about passive home design?  The Australian Government website has a treasure trove of tips and tricks that I am ...

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Tesla powerwall unit

Tesla Energy is on the way – hooray!

A flurry of press releases announced the imminent arrival of Tesla Energy in Australia.  So what?  No biggie?  It’s just the most promising thing to happen to battery storage prices ...

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