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Position Vacant: Accountant

Position Vacant: Accountant

Work for Renew, Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable living, in the position of Accountant.

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Zero-emissions plan launched

Zero-emissions plan launched

The Z-Net Community Transition Plan aims to turn the Hepburn Shire in central Victoria into a model zero-net emissions community.

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Join Renew, win a hot water heat pump

Join Renew, win a hot water heat pump

Become a member of Renew by April 18 and you could win a Stiebel Eltron hot water heat pump valued at up to $5500.

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Renew mag: energy efficiency special

Renew mag: energy efficiency special

Find all the info you need to beat the chills in the draught sealing buyers guide in the latest issue of Renew magazine.

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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 and high grid voltage

Solar and high grid voltage

There’s been some recent attention in the news linking the boom in solar power with spikes in grid voltage. Renew energy analyst Andrew Reddaway looks at the issue.

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Digging the No Dig

Digging the No Dig

Growing vegies with increasing summer heat and less rain doesn’t need to be a battle, writes Carmel Killin. A solution can be found in the water-retaining and humus-rich layers of a No Dig bed.

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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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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Renovate on any budget

Renovate on any budget

Wanting to improve your home but don’t know where to start or how far your money will stretch? Experienced designer Simone Schenkel shares her tips for sustainable renovations with a starting budget of $10,000 through to $350,000-plus.

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Cottage cathedralette

Cottage cathedralette

Reversing the room layout and building on the same footprint as the original cottage were key to achieving a spacious, flexible new home that preserves this Melbourne horticulturalist’s beloved inner-city food garden.

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Natural lightbox

Natural lightbox

With thoughtful passive solar design, ageing terraces can be sensitively revitalised to achieve high levels of sustainability – even if the party wall is along the north side.

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