Naturally lovely

Naturally lovely

Built with a focus on natural materials including hempcrete, this small home near Margaret River will provide a Perth couple with a comfortable, healthy, low-bills retirement.

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Nurturing nature

Nurturing nature

There’s a lot you can do to promote biodiversity when you’re designing a new home or renovation, with clear benefits for you and your family as well as for the natural environment. Ecologist Sarah Bekessy and her colleagues explain what’s possible.

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Into the woods

Into the woods

This treechange home in central Victoria didn’t start off as a Passive House project, but evolved into one through close collaboration between the owners, architect and builder.

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Modern green homes: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Australia

Modern green homes: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Australia

As we celebrate 50 issues of Sanctuary, it’s timely to look back at how far the ‘modern green homes’ of our tagline have come in the magazine’s lifetime. CSIRO building researcher Anthony Wright looks at the development of energy efficiency regulations, how we’re building, and where to next for achieving a truly sustainable built environment.

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Less, not excess

Less, not excess

A small, smart Sydney renovation uses energy modelling to fine-tune the design and make the most of limited space.

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