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Renew wins 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Award for Community

Renew wins 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Award for Community

Renew has won the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Award in the Community category for our Hepburn Z-NET Emission Transitions project! 

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Renew 149: recycling special out now!

Renew 149: recycling special out now!

Looking for info on reducing waste on your building project or how to choose a sustainable new or recladding option? Find all the info you need in our recycling special and our cladding buyers guide in the latest issue of Renew magazine.

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EVs: Electricity Bills, Energy Use & Carbon

EVs: Electricity Bills, Energy Use & Carbon

This study seeks to explore the potential impact of electric vehicles on household energy usage, electricity bills, and use of the grid.

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The Value of Higher Efficiency Homes

The Value of Higher Efficiency Homes

The rise of rooftop solar, high efficiency electric technology and low cost thermal efficiency can lead to substantial energy and financial savings for new 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
Offsetting EV energy at home

Offsetting EV energy at home

Electric vehicles are finally emerging in Australia. A recent Renew study explores to what extent solar PV and energy storage can offset an EV’s grid energy usage and bills.

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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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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Are we aiming for the stars?

Are we aiming for the stars?

Two decades after the introduction of the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, an analysis looks at how we’re building, the Star ratings we’re achieving and what needs to change to deliver climate resilient homes.

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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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