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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

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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NEWS & EVENTS
Creating Victoria’s First Gas-Free Suburbs

Creating Victoria’s First Gas-Free Suburbs

Cleaner, cheaper power for new homes, and the regulations holding us back. Read the report from Environment Victoria and Renew.

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Resources on the 2022 National Construction Code

Resources on the 2022 National Construction Code

Resources and key information to help you make a submission on energy efficiency in the 2022 National Construction Code.

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18/11/21 – Climate Change – Can Regenerating Soils and Landscapes Save the Day?

18/11/21 – Climate Change – Can Regenerating Soils and Landscapes Save the Day?

Soils for Life is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to supporting Australian farmers and rural communities in regenerating soils and landscapes to build natural and social capital and transform food systems. Learn more at this webinar.

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21/11/21 – Permaculture Field Day

21/11/21 – Permaculture Field Day

Visit April Sampson Kelly and Paul Kelly on their permaculture property that has been under continuous development for more than 30 years.  

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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
Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

The Flex series of flexible solar laminates from MiaSolé (owned by solar giant Hanergy) are designed to stick directly to suitable roofing profiles (such as standing seam roof sheets), eliminating mounting systems and roof penetrations from screws. The modules are based on CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) cells and have efficiencies as high as many crystalline silicon panels.

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From little things…

From little things…

Who amongst us has not stood on a beach, looked out at the crashing surf ... and thought, "Boy, that's a whole lot of free energy"? Unfortunately, though, harnessing the power of the ocean isn't quite as easy as it might seem. Emily Jarvie takes a deep breath and dives into the world of wave energy.

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Not drowning … waving?

Not drowning … waving?

Who amongst us has not stood on a beach, looked out at the crashing surf ... and thought, "Boy, that's a whole lot of free energy"? Unfortunately, though, harnessing the power of the ocean isn't quite as easy as it might seem. Emily Jarvie takes a deep breath and dives into the world of wave energy.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Surprise package

Surprise package

From the street, there is little to hint at the transformation that turned this Canberra ugly duckling into a swan.

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Sanctuary 57 out now: Star power special

Sanctuary 57 out now: Star power special

Sanctuary 57 is our 'Star power’ special, in which we visit high Star-rated homes that hit the sweet spot for low-bills comfort with minimal extra outlay. We also explore the ultimate exercise in recycling: relocated homes.

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Experts explore: Sid Thoo and Dannielle Robertson on carefully targeted retrofits for comfort

Experts explore: Sid Thoo and Dannielle Robertson on carefully targeted retrofits for comfort

Perth-based duo Dannielle Robertson and Sid Thoo describe how energy assessments can help identify the best places to spend your retrofit money.

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