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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
Renew 154 out now: air purifier buyers guide, agrivoltaics and more

Renew 154 out now: air purifier buyers guide, agrivoltaics and more

It's a new year, and it's time to put the darkness of 2020 behind us. In our new issue, we look towards the future, and to the prospects for a greener Australia. 

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Renew Annual General Meeting

Renew Annual General Meeting

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) trading as Renew will be holding its Annual General Meeting online on Thursday 10 Dec at 6pm.

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Community coalition backs 7-star homes with solar

Community coalition backs 7-star homes with solar

A coalition of 23 not-for-profit community organisations has declared its support for 7-star rated homes with solar as a national minimum building standard.

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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
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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Kitted out

Kitted out

A young family opted for a prefabricated construction approach to create a lovely, affordable custom-designed house on the Victorian coast.

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Signed, sealed, delivered

Prefabricated modular construction provided a simple and stress-free solution for this off-grid home on a spectacular site in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales.

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