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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
Some of our services are pausing from Saturday 3 July to Tuesday 31 August

Some of our services are pausing from Saturday 3 July to Tuesday 31 August

Find out about the changes to our services during our pause period, from Saturday 3 July to Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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12/8/21 – The Design & Performance of Josh’s House, with Wine

12/8/21 – The Design & Performance of Josh’s House, with Wine

Join us to hear directly from Dr. Josh Byrne, from Gardening Australia, about the design & science behind Josh's house - a sustainable solar passive designed home built in the leafy suburb of Hilton, WA.

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POSTPONED – Green ceramics are here! Industry first apartment tour with Prof. Veena Sahajwalla

POSTPONED – Green ceramics are here! Industry first apartment tour with Prof. Veena Sahajwalla

Join us on a “Talk and tour” with Professor Veena Sahajwalla from UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre who will discuss an industry- first apartment, made using waste materials that has potential to revolutionise home construction by transforming household waste into a valuable construction resource.  

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29/8/21 – EV and E-Bike Expo

29/8/21 – EV and E-Bike Expo

Come along to learn about the benefits of electric vehicles, renewable energy and sustainable living.

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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
Eco-effective collaboration

Eco-effective collaboration

Determined to do something about climate change, this young Perth couple worked with architect Sid Thoo to build a passive solar, energy-efficient and affordable family home designed to minimise their carbon footprint.

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Design workshop: A higher-performing volume build

Design workshop: A higher-performing volume build

Kirsten and James are keen to make the project home they’re planning in Camberwell, Victoria, as energy-efficient and comfortable as possible, and have budgeted for some upgrades. Architect Penny Guild and ESD consultant Erika Bartak give the couple some advice on achievable tweaks to improve their home’s performance.

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Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental  health and wellbeing

Nourished by nature: Garden design for mental health and wellbeing

There’s plenty of evidence that connection with nature is beneficial for both mind and body. We speak to the experts about designing gardens for improved mood and wellbeing, and what we can do at home to create green spaces that give back in a therapeutic way.

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