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Rooftop solar for your household

Rooftop solar for your household

Get information and tips on solar from Renew, find out about Victoria's solar rebates from the Solar Victoria website.

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Raising new home energy standards

Raising new home energy standards

Renew welcomes a commitment by COAG Energy Ministers to lift energy ratings for new homes in Australia to 6.5 or 7 stars.

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Electric Vehicle Expo on March 16

Electric Vehicle Expo on March 16

See the latest in electric vehicles, take test rides and listen to expert speakers at the Electric Vehicle Expo in Melbourne on March 16.

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Kurrawang: solar success

Kurrawang: solar success

A solar project jointly set up by Renew at an Indigenous community in WA is benefiting households and cutting greenhouse emissions.

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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
Solar on a shady roof

Solar on a shady roof

For years, Jay Banyer thought his home’s roof was too shaded for solar. But with the help of the latest technology, he’s been able to become a net energy exporter.

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Cooling buyers guide: active cooling

Cooling buyers guide: active cooling

Renew magazine's cooling buyers guide gives you all the info on effective shading, ventilation, fans and efficient air conditioning.

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Energy storage update

Energy storage update

Domestic energy storage systems are becoming more popular as their prices come down and electricity prices go up. Lance Turner updates what’s happening in the market and what to look for.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Back to basics

Back to basics

Good design need not be expensive – as architect Andrew Kerr demonstrates with his Tassie ‘apple crate shack’ built to 7.1 Stars on a $100k budget.

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On the verge

On the verge

Public meets private in that space between front fences and the road, which makes verge gardens a contested but exciting frontier for sustainable landscape design.

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Island off-grid

Island off-grid

Fitted with a modern take on punkah fans and the latest in battery tech, an experimental off-grid house on South Stradbroke Island is the result of a dynamic collaboration between architects Tim Bennetton and Gabriel Poole.

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