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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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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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NEWS & EVENTS
Creating Victoria’s First Gas-Free Suburbs

Creating Victoria’s First Gas-Free Suburbs

Cleaner, cheaper power for new homes, and the regulations holding us back. Read the report from Environment Victoria and Renew.

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National Construction Code advocacy resources

National Construction Code advocacy resources

Resources and key information to help you make a submission on energy efficiency in the 2022 National Construction Code.

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18/11/21 – Climate Change – Can Regenerating Soils and Landscapes Save the Day?

18/11/21 – Climate Change – Can Regenerating Soils and Landscapes Save the Day?

Soils for Life is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to supporting Australian farmers and rural communities in regenerating soils and landscapes to build natural and social capital and transform food systems. Learn more at this webinar.

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21/11/21 – Permaculture Field Day

21/11/21 – Permaculture Field Day

Visit April Sampson Kelly and Paul Kelly on their permaculture property that has been under continuous development for more than 30 years.  

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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
Product profile: Zero petrol

Product profile: Zero petrol

We’ve covered a few electric scooters over the last few years, and a recent entrant, Benzine Zero (Italian for zero petrol) has added some nice looking offerings to the market.

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Lithium battery fires and safety

Lithium battery fires and safety

Rechargeable lithium batteries are critical for our modern world, but they do have a somewhat variable safety history. Lance Turner looks at the issues and what to do about them.

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Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

Product profile: Install an energy monitor yourself…

Many energy monitoring products need you to access breaker box wiring to install current clamps and the like. This is work that should be done by a qualified electrician. The Powersensor Solar Monitor, however, can be installed by the homeowner without the cost of calling in a sparkie.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Sanctuary 59 coming soon: Backyard builds special

Sanctuary 59 coming soon: Backyard builds special

In Sanctuary 59 we visit beautiful backyard builds around the country, including a crop of creative home offices built in response to Melbourne's lengthy Covid lockdowns.

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Playing for keeps

Playing for keeps

There’s nothing new under the sun at Ali and Clay’s Sunshine Coast home: they bought and transported an unloved old house and rejuvenated it with reclaimed and second-hand materials and vintage finds.

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Three into one

Three into one

Beginning with three salvaged buildings trucked to site, this airy family home in Brisbane’s west is finally complete after years of owner-builder love.

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