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Australia's only dedicated sustainable house design magazine, profiling the best in environmentally aware architectural and design solutions.
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The nation's premier magazine on practical, cost-effective technologies for an environmentally sustainable home and lifestyle.
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NEWS & EVENTS
Sanctuary 54 out now: Renovation & retrofit special

Sanctuary 54 out now: Renovation & retrofit special

Sanctuary 54 is our renovations and retrofits special, showcasing projects that give a new lease on life to existing buildings with careful upgrades and inspired additions.

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EV Me Now! Update on electric vehicles and bulk buys with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and The Good Car Company.

EV Me Now! Update on electric vehicles and bulk buys with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and The Good Car Company.

Clive Attwater from AEVA will update us on  electric vehicles and discuss what to consider when looking for an EV that is fit for purpose and good for the planet. 

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The Castel Project: Micro-dwellings for young people at risk of homelessness

The Castel Project: Micro-dwellings for young people at risk of homelessness

Richard Burnham from the UTas School of Architecture will introduce the Castle Project, a prefab kit form tiny house that is designed to allow young people independent space in the family backyard to avoid family discord and potential homelessness.

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Field trip to Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson

Field trip to Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson

Come and visit the State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi for an update on its 91kWh Solar PV array and 41 kWh Battery Storage System, an overview of mining-related items on show at the facility and a relaxed lunch at the café.  

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Renew webinar

Creating a sustainable building industry

In the next 30 years, Australia will need to increase the number of homes it builds each year by 20% to avoid compounding the current affordability challenges that the community already faces. In this webinar, University of Wollongong doctoral candidate Makrita Solitei discusses what we can do to transform the building industry to consider the lifestyle of our building materials. See more videos from Renew on our YouTube channel.

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Latest from Renew magazine
Sharing the sky: The case for agrivoltaics

Sharing the sky: The case for agrivoltaics

Is sharing high-value land between agriculture and renewable energy generation the future? And will it be enough to save the planet? Rémi Rauline and his fellow authors make the case for agrivoltaics.

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The energy-efficient home office

The energy-efficient home office

Working at home has become the new normal for many of us. Lance Turner takes a look at how you can help reduce your energy consumption while stuck at home, with a focus on ensuring your computer setup is fit for purpose and not an energy guzzler.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Sanctuary 54 out now: Renovation & retrofit special

Sanctuary 54 out now: Renovation & retrofit special

Sanctuary 54 is our renovations and retrofits special, showcasing projects that give a new lease on life to existing buildings with careful upgrades and inspired additions.

Read more
Urban earth house

Urban earth house

This couple dived headfirst into the challenge of building their own Earthship-inspired self-sufficient home in outer Melbourne.

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Beating bushfire: Retrofitting for safer homes in fire-prone areas

Beating bushfire: Retrofitting for safer homes in fire-prone areas

Architect and bushfire design expert Nigel Bell outlines what owners of existing houses can do to improve their homes’ chances of surviving a fire.

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