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6-Star standard short-changing consumers

6-Star standard short-changing consumers

Renew has joined a coalition of groups calling for urgent action to raise the energy performance of Australia’s homes.

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Help us lift the standard of homes

Help us lift the standard of homes

Email your Energy Minister to ask them to commit to higher energy performance standards for Australian homes.

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Sanctuary 45: A house for $100k

Sanctuary 45: A house for $100k

Sanctuary 45 is here and is our experimental issue, full of designs that play with shape, budget, site and style.

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High grid voltage and solar

High grid voltage and solar

The solar power boom has been linked to voltage problems in the electricity network. Renew looks at the issue.

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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
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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Can I upgrade my solar?

Can I upgrade my solar?

If your solar system fails or you want a larger system, how easy is it to get an upgrade? Well, that depends! Robyn Deed talks to solar installers to get some guidance.

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Why I built a wetland not a dam

Why I built a wetland not a dam

How high up on our priority list should biodiversity be? For Mara Ripani, her family and fellow wetland-lovers, it’s crucial—and there are practical benefits too. Mara explains.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Get the most from your solar PV for summer cooling

Get the most from your solar PV for summer cooling

Cooling your house using your rooftop solar system requires a bit of thought and planning, but when you get it right, the savings can be well worth it.

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Rising from the earth

Rising from the earth

Traditional local materials and an innovative spiral design with a green roof combine to offer a simple, sustainable lifestyle for this tree-changing family in Japan.

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About face

About face

This mountain home demonstrates how you can achieve thermal comfort and energy efficiency despite being oriented to the east and unaided by thermal mass.

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