On the energy storage scene

On the energy storage scene

We talk to installers and Renew’s own energy policy team to find out what’s happening in the world of energy storage. Where are prices heading, what subsidies are available and are there trends of note?

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Making space for DIY

Making space for DIY

DIY projects are often a solitary pursuit, but that’s where a makerspace can come in, providing a place to share tools, ideas and expertise. Ralph Johnstone visits one in Melbourne.

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A cladding buyers guide

A cladding buyers guide

Building cladding is not just for aesthetics; it is an integral part of a building’s envelope and needs to be carefully selected to ensure the best performance. Lance Turner looks at cladding options and the pros and cons of each material type.

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Gardening for habitat

Gardening for habitat

Beauty, habitat and always more to learn: there’s a lot to be said for bringing a bit of the bush into the suburbs. Bill Aitchison and Sue Guymer describe their Australian native garden in Melbourne’s east.

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A greener festival

A greener festival

Music festivals are a growing part of Australian culture, but how do we make sure these parties have a positive impact on the planet? Sophie Weiner looks at how to create a more sustainable festival scene.

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Putting a waste management plan in place

Putting a waste management plan in place

“Construction waste is not something that’s first and foremost on people’s minds when they want to design and build their own home,” says Eugenie Stockmann, a sustainable developer and consultant. “We were probably a bit shocked when we saw the reality of what happens on a construction site.”

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