Greywater system buyers guide

Although many regions no longer have water restrictions, water is still a very precious resource in a country as dry as Australia. Greywater systems let you use water at least twice, which makes good environmental sense. Here, we look at what systems are available.

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Using greywater for domestic irrigation

Renew and RMIT have conducted a study on a selected range of bathroom products and their potential impacts on soil chemistry and structure when they are present in bathroom greywater.

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Renew’s greywater trial

Renew carried out a trial of six greywater systems at Melbourne homes to assess the usability and health and safety issues of domestic greywater reuse.

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At home with hemp

This family home in central Victoria makes the most of the beauty and thermal properties of hempcrete, to satisfying effect. 

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Building community

This new co-housing development boasts twelve high-performance hempcrete homes, all over 8.5 Stars, and a host of shared facilities – all without breaking the bank.

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Raw materials

Architect Paul O’Reilly employed passive solar design principles and raw and prefinished materials to great effect for his sister’s house near Margaret River, WA.

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Shared yards

Tearing down the backyard fence or installing a gate between your house and next door sounds good in theory, but what’s it like in reality?

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Desert Rose

An Aussie net-zero energy house takes on the competition in Dubai, bringing home an impressive second place overall in the 2018 Solar Decathlon.

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