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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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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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NEWS & EVENTS
Membership Services Reopening in October

Membership Services Reopening in October

After months of work to improve our online services, Renew membership services will resume in October, 2021.

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Sustainable House Day 2021 starts this week

Sustainable House Day 2021 starts this week

Sustainable House Day is back for another year, with even more ways to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes, and learn from the people who designed them, built them, and live in them.

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17/10/21 – Toowoomba Sustainable House Day Tours

17/10/21 – Toowoomba Sustainable House Day Tours

Renew's Toowoomba Members' Branch will be hosting tours of three Toowoomba region sustainable houses on Sustainable House Day, 17 October.

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Households Better Off: lowering energy bills with the 2022 National Construction Code

Households Better Off: lowering energy bills with the 2022 National Construction Code

Households are better off with more energy-efficient homes. Renew's report on cutting energy bills with the 2022 National Construction Code.

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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
Sharing the sky: The case for agrivoltaics

Sharing the sky: The case for agrivoltaics

Is sharing high-value land between agriculture and renewable energy generation the future? And will it be enough to save the planet? Rémi Rauline and his fellow authors make the case for agrivoltaics.

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The big switch (off)

The big switch (off)

A unique set of circumstances has South Australian owners of rooftop solar panels staring down the prospect of having their grid exports curtailed—a scenario that may well lie in all of our futures.

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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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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
House of comfort

House of comfort

Dylan and Robyn built a small, inexpensive and super-sustainable house in Adelaide using strawbales. Now, they wear t-shirts indoors all year round and get paid by their energy company, rather than paying bills.

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Space upgrade

Space upgrade

Architect Emma Scragg designed a modest two-storey rear addition to a Brisbane home that has a large impact on how the homeowners live, and minimal impact on the existing house.

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Proof positive

Proof positive

Veteran of an owner-built, deep green backyard flat project in Mittagong, NSW, Andy Lemann applied his learning to the main house, retrofitting it for much improved energy efficiency.

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