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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
Burning Issues – Design and Building for Bushfire Protection

Burning Issues – Design and Building for Bushfire Protection

This interactive seminar will focus on a wide range of current fire-protection planning, design and construction issues including.

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Sanctuary 52 out now: Sustainable House Day special

Sanctuary 52 out now: Sustainable House Day special

As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of a world changed by an ongoing global pandemic, this issue our focus is on shaping a sustainable ‘new normal’.

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Renew’s operations amid Stage 4 lockdown

Renew’s operations amid Stage 4 lockdown

Since the Stage 4 lockdown was announced, Renew has found a way to move forward with our operations safely and productively.

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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
The energy-efficient home office

The energy-efficient home office

Working at home has become the new normal for many of us. Lance Turner takes a look at how you can help reduce your energy consumption while stuck at home, with a focus on ensuring your computer setup is fit for purpose and not an energy guzzler.

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How green are compostable plastics?

How green are compostable plastics?

Increasingly, some varieties of plastic are marketed as more sustainable. But are they as good as they seem?

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Project home powerhouse

Project home powerhouse

This Melbourne couple worked with their volume builder to improve the sustainability of their standard project home, achieving an energy-efficient and spacious 7.5-Star family home.

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More than a pretty face

More than a pretty face

A beautiful, modern Perth home on a tiny and challenging block shows that the Passive House standard can be achieved on a modest budget.

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A place of their own

A place of their own

For this family in coastal Victoria, a set of freely available sustainable home plans was the perfect solution to achieving a cost-effective and high-performing home.

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