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Hydrogen: help or hype?

Hydrogen: help or hype?

As we transition to a low-carbon energy system, which uses of hydrogen are realistic and which are hype? Renew's explores.

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Sanctuary 47: sustainable materials

Sanctuary 47: sustainable materials

The new issue of Sanctuary magazine focuses on healthy and environmentally sustainable material choices, including cladding.

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Buyer (still) beware

Buyer (still) beware

Australia has a new National Construction Code that doesn’t adequately address local climate, compliant building materials or construction quality.

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After the election, the hard work

After the election, the hard work

With the federal election over, many people are wondering 'where to' for environmental sustainability in Australia.

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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

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
Unravelling home energy use across Australia

Unravelling home energy use across Australia

If asked what’s the biggest energy user in Australia, many people would likely say ‘air conditioning in summer’. But they’d be wrong. Paul Ryan and Alan Pears dig deeper into energy use averages and trends.

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Making kerosene history Pay-As-You-Go solar energy

Making kerosene history Pay-As-You-Go solar energy

While the western world takes electricity access for granted, a large part of the world has no such luxuries. But that is changing. Renew’s Harry Andrews explains.

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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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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Buyer (still) beware

Buyer (still) beware

Australia has a new National Construction Code that doesn’t adequately address local climate, compliant building materials or construction quality.

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Upcycled glasshouses

Upcycled glasshouses

Are we in a new golden age of conservatories? Secondhand glazing is being given a new life as greenhouses – but far from being plant-only spaces, we visit five conservatories which double as cosy extra rooms for relaxation.

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Thin skin: getting cladding right

Thin skin: getting cladding right

Cladding has become controversial, but every building needs a skin. What should you consider when choosing cladding material?

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