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It's time for 7 stars
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It's time for 7 stars

After years of campaigning Renew is celebrating a win, with news of the decision that all new Australian homes will need to meet 7-Star energy standards. The uplift in energy standards is estimated to result in a cut of emissions by up to 78 million tonnes by 2050.
“Households are the winners in this decision. Lifting energy efficiency not only reduces emissions and makes homes more comfortable, it saves households money at the same time.” said Dr Fiona Gray, CEO of Renew.
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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
Announcing Sustainable Renters Week

Announcing Sustainable Renters Week

This December we're shifting our attention to rental properties, exploring ways for both tenants and landlords to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes and properties.

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Renew Annual General Meeting

Renew Annual General Meeting

Under Clause 11(1) of the Constitution, the Alternative Technology Association Incorporated (trading as Renew Australia) hereby gives notice that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the members will be held on Tuesday 22 November, 2022.

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Announcing Sustainable Design 101

Announcing Sustainable Design 101

Our Sustainable Design 101 series provides a starting point for people just learning about sustainable design.

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100 organisations join forces in push for 7-Star homes

100 organisations join forces in push for 7-Star homes

An alliance of more than 100 property, community, health and environmental organisations has today issued a forceful call to the country’s Building Ministers to lift the energy efficiency of new homes built in Australia.

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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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An energy transition for social housing

An energy transition for social housing

Social housing must not be left behind in the transition to renewable energy. Read Renew's submission.

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All-electric solar homes save thousands over gas: report

All-electric solar homes save thousands over gas: report

New homes that are all-electric and have solar power will save their owners thousands of dollars according to a new report by Renew.

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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: Portable solar recharge hubs

Product profile: Portable solar recharge hubs

We’ve covered a few electric scooters over the last few years, and a recent entrant, Benzine Zero (Italian for zero petrol) has added some nice looking offerings to the market.

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Product profile: Solar in a box

Product profile: Solar in a box

We’ve covered a few electric scooters over the last few years, and a recent entrant, Benzine Zero (Italian for zero petrol) has added some nice looking offerings to the market.

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Big solar at Melbourne Water

Big solar at Melbourne Water

Rechargeable lithium batteries are critical for our modern world, but they do have a somewhat variable safety history. Lance Turner looks at the issues and what to do about them.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Sanctuary 61 coming soon: Universal design special

Sanctuary 61 coming soon: Universal design special

In this universal design special, we look at thoughtful design with a focus on the adaptability of spaces to cater for everyone, regardless of disability, life stage and household makeup.

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Sanctuary 60 out now: Flood resilience special

Sanctuary 60 out now: Flood resilience special

Given the recent devastating floods around the country, it feels fitting that in Sanctuary 60 we focus on the increasingly important topic of designing for flood resilience.

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Family affair

Family affair

This flexible new backyard studio in Melbourne’s inner north has already accommodated singers, artists and musicians, and will continue to support living and learning into the future.

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