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Policy and Advocacy

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Living in a cold, unsafe, power guzzling rental home – Kate knows what it’s like all too well… 

We started renting a two-bedroom terrace in Collingwood. It was so cold, the first thing we did was hang up a huge curtain to insulate the floor-to-ceiling windows in our lounge room – to stop the cold coming in. 

Kate feels lucky to have a place to rent. She doesn’t want to rock the boat with the landlord.  

Plenty of Australian renters live in worse conditions that put lives at risk. Let’s do something about it today!

Find out more about the campaign for energy efficiency standards for rentals

View the Sustainable House Day 2024 featured homes online
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View the Sustainable House Day 2024 featured homes online

Returning to an in-person format for the first time since the pandemic, Sustainable House Day on Sunday 21 April had all the ingredients for a cracker day out: passionate homeowners, valuable lessons on minimising household energy, an engaged community asking great questions about construction and design, and the opportunity to have a good old peek into someone else’s thoughtfully conceived home. Over 100 homes swung open their doors for punters to get a look inside, plus many more sharing video tours online. Nearly 4,000 people got on board for an in-person tour, with representation in every state and territory across the country.

View the participating houses online and explore the extension sessions on the Sustainable House Day website

Pictured here is Merri Home, designed by EME Design. 

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National Adaptation Plan must tackle homes
Policy and Advocacy

National Adaptation Plan must tackle homes

Renew calls on the government to address the future climate resilience of homes.

Read Renew’s submission to the National Adaptation Plan that calls for climate and energy resilience to be embedded in housing policy.

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Sustainable House Day: view the home tours

Our 2024 Sustainable House Day event featured over 150 of the country’s most sustainable homes. Each homeowner recorded an online tour of their home. You can now view the online tours on our YouTube channel.

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