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See the Electric Vehicle Expo photos

See the Electric Vehicle Expo photos

Thousands of people enjoyed a fun day exploring the present and future of green transport at the Electric Vehicle Expo in Melbourne.

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Sanctuary 46: renovate on any budget

Sanctuary 46: renovate on any budget

The latest issue of Sanctuary magazine is full of retrofits and renovations that show that even small, low-budget projects can transform the health, comfort of a home.

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Energy efficiency move a good start

Energy efficiency move a good start

The Federal Government’s $67 million commitment for energy efficiency is welcome, but much more needs to be done.

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Guaranteeing energy supply

Guaranteeing energy supply

Watch Dr Kerry Schott AO speaking on Energy Supply in a Changing Market at a recent public meeting of Renew's Melbourne Branch.

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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
Solar on a shady roof

Solar on a shady roof

For years, Jay Banyer thought his home’s roof was too shaded for solar. But with the help of the latest technology, he’s been able to become a net energy exporter.

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Cooling buyers guide: active cooling

Cooling buyers guide: active cooling

Renew magazine's cooling buyers guide gives you all the info on effective shading, ventilation, fans and efficient air conditioning.

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Energy storage update

Energy storage update

Domestic energy storage systems are becoming more popular as their prices come down and electricity prices go up. Lance Turner updates what’s happening in the market and what to look for.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Energy upgrade: From 1 to 7 Star

Energy upgrade: From 1 to 7 Star

Danielle King and her partner were keen to find a way to measure the impact of their renovation, and she explains what they did to improve their 1 Star home into one with a 7 Star energy rating.

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Lessons learnt

Lessons learnt

Five years ago we featured a house in the Currumbin Ecovillage on the Gold Coast that was designed using three pavilions to accommodate two households in a co-housing arrangement. How is their experiment evolving? We revisit to find out.

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Back to basics

Back to basics

Good design need not be expensive – as architect Andrew Kerr demonstrates with his Tassie ‘apple crate shack’ built to 7.1 Stars on a $100k budget.

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