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SDSE Banyule

SDSE Banyule

Get advice and tips from Melbourne’s leading green architects and experts at Speed Date a Sustainable Expert Banyule on March 1.

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Resources for people impacted by the bushfire crisis

Resources for people impacted by the bushfire crisis

Renew is aware that many people in our community have been impacted by the devastating bushfire crisis across Australia. As the fires continue, we know some are starting to consider their options for rebuilding homes and property that have been lost in the fires. Below are a few resources that you or someone you know may find useful.

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Evaluating The Cape

Evaluating The Cape

Research by Renew alongside RMIT looked at the performance of highly efficient homes built in the eco-village at Cape Paterson, Vic pre- and post-occupancy. The research includes interviews with occupants as well as analysis of energy use and home temperatures.

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Your solar panels and hail storms

Your solar panels and hail storms

With the recent wild weather around the country, and in particular the recent heavy hail storms, there is potential for damage to solar panels in domestic solar systems. There are a few things you can do to check that your system hasn’t been affected, and if it has, what you can do then.

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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
On the energy storage scene

On the energy storage scene

We talk to installers and Renew’s own energy policy team to find out what’s happening in the world of energy storage. Where are prices heading, what subsidies are available and are there trends of note?

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Gardening for habitat

Gardening for habitat

Beauty, habitat and always more to learn: there’s a lot to be said for bringing a bit of the bush into the suburbs. Bill Aitchison and Sue Guymer describe their Australian native garden in Melbourne’s east.

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A greener festival

A greener festival

Music festivals are a growing part of Australian culture, but how do we make sure these parties have a positive impact on the planet? Sophie Weiner looks at how to create a more sustainable festival scene.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Biblio-tech: Libraries leading sustainable design

Biblio-tech: Libraries leading sustainable design

Far from disappearing into obscurity as the world goes digital, libraries around the world are being reinvented as vibrant community hubs. The best examples demonstrate environmental sustainability in their design as well as contributing to the social sustainability of their communities.

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A pretty pair

A pretty pair

In inner Melbourne, a pair of dilapidated hundred-year-old townhouses was replaced with the best-practice 21st century version, with energy efficiency, recycled materials and neighbourhood connectedness firmly in mind.

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Back to the future

Back to the future

Over the fifteen years since the first issue, more than 380 sustainable homes have featured in Sanctuary’s house profile pages. Dipping into the early issues, it’s easy to spot things that have changed.

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