1 A recycling round-up
Solar panel recycling is just getting started in Australia.
2 Small changes, big savings: Low-cost, carbon-neutral housing
The Robinsons in Bundanoon demonstrate how to build green on a budget.
3 Up to standard: Passive House in Australia
This Canberra home has met the rigorous standards for Passive House certification.
4 Comfortably ahead – A tale of two heaters
Gas vs electric heating.
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A toxic legacy
Mountains of e-waste continue to grow, and much of it is still ending up in landfill. Kirsten Tsan looks at … READ MORE »
Who needs fossil fuels? Tricks and traps of solar car design
In part 3 of our series on the SolarX car design, Swinburne University’s Clint Steele talks to product design engineer … READ MORE »
ReNew 133 Editorial – Waste not, want not: a reuse/recycling revolution?
Statistics on waste in Australia are disquieting. With construction waste accounting for 30% to 40% of landfill and just 20% … READ MORE »
Off-grid meets reuse
It’s taken a few years, but Australia’s first permitted earthship is almost ready to set sail in its new life … READ MORE »
A recycling round-up
Lance Turner considers the evolving recycling options for some of the common technologies in households: solar panels, lights and batteries. … READ MORE »
Storage, study, sleeping: Container convert
Tammi Jonas is definitely a convert to container homes. Motivated by reuse and sustainability, their light-filled container conversion has also … READ MORE »
New choices in lighting: An LED buyers guide
The move to LED lighting has become mainstream, with more options appearing constantly. Lance Turner takes a look at what’s … READ MORE »
Peak plastic: The proliferation of plastic
Dorothy Broom tells a personal story of the history and sociology of consumer plastics. She is 70 years old; her … READ MORE »
Mass effect: The messy realities of mass
Mass in buildings can help moderate internal temperatures, but it can also be tricky to control its effects. Alan Pears … READ MORE »
Bricks, blocks and panels: What’s in a wall?
There are many different approaches used for building the walls of a home, but which one is ideal for your … READ MORE »
Going hybrid: Adding batteries to grid-connected solar
Going off-grid may not be for everyone; a better route may be to ‘go hybrid’, by adding batteries to grid-connected … READ MORE »
Off-grid EV charging
From off-grid electric vehicle (EV) charging to a desire for more sustainable transport, EV owners share the stories behind their choices … READ MORE »
Light up Timor Leste tours
It’s not just about providing solar lighting—the Light Up tours provide training for local technicians and could help start up … READ MORE »