Southern success story

Southern success story

A Passive House proved perfect for comfortable, allergy-friendly living for this family in the challenging climate of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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On the drawing board: Nineties townhouse turnaround

On the drawing board: Nineties townhouse turnaround

Houses only 30 years old shouldn’t need major renovations. But many 1990s townhouses, often built cheaply and poorly insulated in this pre-energy ratings era, are not ageing well. Melbourne architect Ben Callery tackled one recently, demonstrating what can be done to turn these homes around.

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Rich pickings

Rich pickings

Building a new, highly efficient home in their backyard that’s tailored just for them has brought this Melbourne couple satisfaction and financial sustainability.

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Fan club

Fan club

Today, sustainable designers agree that ceiling fans can be useful in cutting down on the need for more energy-intensive air conditioning.

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More with less

More with less

In the Canberra suburbs, this compact, energy-efficient secondary dwelling is affording a retired couple financial sustainability and the opportunity to age in place.

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