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Join Renew for the Global Climate Strike

Join Renew for the Global Climate Strike

Next Friday, 20 September, children and families around the world will be leaving school and workplaces as part of the Global Climate Strike, a call for immediate action to avert climate disaster.

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Sustainable House Day sale: get 10% off Renew and Sanctuary

Sustainable House Day sale: get 10% off Renew and Sanctuary

Sustainable House Day is 15 September, but you can learn about sustainability all year long with a subscription to Sanctuary or Renew magazine!

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Renew wins Australian Ethical Foundation grant for Timor-Leste solar

Renew wins Australian Ethical Foundation grant for Timor-Leste solar

We are thrilled to announce that Renew has won a $20,000 community grant from the Australian Ethical Foundation to continue funding work installing solar in Timor-Leste.

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Renew submission to Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Buildings

Renew submission to Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Buildings

Renew welcomes the opportunity to shape policy options for improving the efficiency of existing homes

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Our Magazines
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Modern Green Homes

Australia's only dedicated sustainable house design magazine, profiling the best in environmentally aware architectural and design solutions.
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Renew

Renew

Technology for a Sustainable Future

The nation's premier magazine on practical, cost-effective technologies for an environmentally sustainable home and lifestyle.
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Sustainable house Day

Scenes from Sustainable House Day

How do you build or renovate a home for comfort and low bills? A record 33,000 people had such questions on their minds when they visited 226 exceptional sustainable homes open across Australia on Sustainable House Day 2018, held on Sunday, 16 September. Watch our video to see what these attendees in Western Australia got out of the day.

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Latest from Renew magazine
Working with contours

Working with contours

Sarah Coles speaks to Guildford local Louise Balaz-Brown about gardening in tough conditions, the importance of contours and the miracle of sheep manure.

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Solar gardens

Solar gardens

Can solar gardens help more people access the renewable energy revolution? And what are the financial and legal considerations? Pilot studies by the Institute for Sustainable Futures and Community Power Agency are giving some answers.

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A mania for monitoring: Beyond the smart meter

A mania for monitoring: Beyond the smart meter

When you build a high-performance house, you want to know that it’s performing as expected. Cameron Munro has monitoring in place to do that—and he’s producing some lovely graphs in the process!

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
On the drawing board: Of lovable, well-made things

On the drawing board: Of lovable, well-made things

Inaugurating our new series On the drawing board, architect Matt Elkan muses about beauty and quality in the built environment, how they contribute to longevity, and how an appreciation of both has informed his recent work.

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Shacking up

Shacking up

A compact, versatile and functional home on the New South Wales mid-north coast makes the most of recycled and reclaimed materials to create a cabin-like feel.

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Green builders: How to choose the right person to construct your home

Green builders: How to choose the right person to construct your home

To turn a great design into a high-performing sustainable house, you need the right builder. Jenny Edwards explains where to look and what to ask.

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