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Solar for renters boost

Solar for renters boost

Renew welcomes the election promise by the Victorian Government of a solar-for-renters program.

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Advocating for sustainable housing

Advocating for sustainable housing

Anne Martinelli is Renew's new Sustainable Housing Advocate. Anne is in charge of advocacy for sustainable housing policy.

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Hundreds receive the gift of light

Hundreds receive the gift of light

Six hundred people in villages in Timor-Leste are benefiting from the latest round of Renew solar-powered lighting installations.

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Network companies need to lift

Network companies need to lift

Renew is concerned about the response of electricity network companies to the boom in rooftop solar systems across Australia.

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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 articles from Sanctuary and Renew magazine
Can I upgrade my solar

Can I upgrade my solar

If your solar system fails or you want a larger system, how easy is it to get an upgrade? Well, that depends! Robyn Deed talks to solar installers to get some guidance.

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Star-stuck? How to make the most of house energy ratings

Star-stuck? How to make the most of house energy ratings

House energy ratings are critically important for improving the quality and comfort of Australian homes – and yet many of us don’t really understand them. We look at the way ratings work in practice and how to interpret their documentation.

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Finding your tribe: Navigating the owner-builder journey

Finding your tribe: Navigating the owner-builder journey

Experienced owner-builder Megan Waru from Home Base explains how to get started, and the importance of like-minded support networks.

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