1 Cool-climate build
A carbon-positive home in Australia's second coldest building zone.
2 Sourcing green products
Good choices, less stress: a process for choosing green building products.
3 Insulation buyers guide
Is your home hot in summer and freezing in winter? It probably has little or no insulation.
4 Low-power, low-cost computing
If you need to be energy frugal, you can still have a real computer for real tasks that won’t cost the earth.
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Editorial ReNew 127
AFTER a summer which broke so many temperature and heatwave records, our theme of ‘keeping warm’ felt a bit out-of-kilter. … READ MORE »
Designing a house to be as energy efficient as possible is one thing; actually achieving this can be another task … READ MORE »
Sourcing green products
There are ways to stop the ‘too-hard’ feelings when choosing green building materials. Elizabeth Wheeler describes the process she used … READ MORE »
Insulation buyers guide
Is your home hot in summer and freezing in winter? It probably has little or no insulation. Lance Turner takes … READ MORE »
Case study: the benefits of insulation
Richard Keech found many hidden benefits from plugging the last thermal ‘hole’ in his house. THIS article considers the many … READ MORE »
Low-power, low-cost computing
If you need to be energy frugal, you can still have a real computer for real tasks that won’t cost … READ MORE »
Olivia Wykes tracks down sustainable stays in ReNew 126: holiday places that use sustainable technologies and/or have a green philosophy. … READ MORE »
Solar panel buyers guide 2014
We’ve contacted photovoltaics manufacturers for details on warranties, cell types, size and price to help you decide which solar panels … READ MORE »
Can pedal power be used to replace a car? Adam Peck says yes, with his household replacing one car with … READ MORE »
Cooking with the sun
Australia’s abundant sunshine should inspire more solar cooking, writes Stephen Williams. I suspect cooking, unlike, say, water heating, is usually … READ MORE »
Rooftop diversity – Beneficial uses of rooftops
From farming to education to biodiversity, Brod Street considers the many and varied uses of rooftops. In the past, building … READ MORE »
Communities and wind power
Jarra Hicks shares experiences of community-owned wind power in Europe and considers the implications for wind power in Australia. We … READ MORE »