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Get 10% off gift subscriptions to Renew and Sanctuary magazines for the holidays

Get 10% off gift subscriptions to Renew and Sanctuary magazines for the holidays

This Christmas season we're offering 10% off on subscriptions to Renew and Sanctuary magazines if you take advantage of this offer before 25 December 2019. 

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Give the gift of light to Timor-Leste this holiday season

Give the gift of light to Timor-Leste this holiday season

Our Gift of Light campaign goes towards improving the quality of life for thousands of people living in Timor-Leste.

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COAG approves recommendations to raise standards for existing homes

COAG approves recommendations to raise standards for existing homes

We are happy to announce that COAG has integrated many of our suggestions into their updated Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Buildings.

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Renew job opening: Events Manager

Renew job opening: Events Manager

Renew is hiring our next Events Manager. Applications close Monday, 9 December, 5pm.

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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
Recycling solar

Recycling solar

With the recent boom in solar PV installations and the increasing uptake of storage batteries, we take a look at what will happen to these products when they reach the end of their lives.

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Offsetting EV energy at home

Offsetting EV energy at home

Electric vehicles are finally emerging in Australia. A recent Renew study explores to what extent solar PV and energy storage can offset an EV’s grid energy usage and bills.

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Fan club

Fan club

Today, sustainable designers agree that ceiling fans can be useful in cutting down on the need for more energy-intensive air conditioning.

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On the drawing board: Nineties townhouse turnaround

On the drawing board: Nineties townhouse turnaround

Houses only 30 years old shouldn’t need major renovations. But many 1990s townhouses, often built cheaply and poorly insulated in this pre-energy ratings era, are not ageing well. Melbourne architect Ben Callery tackled one recently, demonstrating what can be done to turn these homes around.

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Getting it right from the start: Dos and don’ts for your sustainable build or renovation

Getting it right from the start: Dos and don’ts for your sustainable build or renovation

A new house, or even a big renovation, is a dauntingly large project and often a significant financial investment – and few of us do it often enough to become experts.

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