Sustainablility

Sustainable home design aims to create affordable, uplifting, liveable homes using materials and methods that have minimal impact on our environment.

This is similar to the way sustainable agriculture, which is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.

There is a wealth of interesting information available for making your new home more sustainable:

 

Good reading on building, home and energy issues http://www.reviewlab.com/green-home-guide/

Sustainable House Day http://www.sustainablehouseday.com

Queensland Government Sustainable Housing – Links to a wealth of information re Sustainable Housing

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency http://www.climatechange.gov.au

Clean Energy Regulator http://www.orer.gov.au/

Living Greener http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/

Your Home Technical Manual http://www.yourhome.gov.au

Clean Energy Council http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

Alternative Technology Association http://www.ata.org.au/

Ecospecifier global http://www.ecospecifier.com.au/

Guide to Choosing an Energy Efficient Appliance http://www.energyrating.gov.au/

Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council http://www.asbec.asn.au/

Australian Green Development Forum http://www.agdf.org.au/

NSW Environmental Trust http://www.livingthing.net.au/

Australian Conservation Foundation Green Home http://www2.acfonline.org.au/

SGA Sustainable Gardening Australia http://www.sgaonline.org.au/

WELS Water Efficiency Labeling & Standards http://www.waterrating.gov.au/

Clean Energy Queensland http://www.cleanenergy.qld.gov.au/

Window Energy rating Scheme http://www.wers.net/

Beyond Zero Emissions http://beyondzeroemissions.org/

Australian & New Zealand Solar Energy Society http://www.anzses.org/

Ecosustainable Hub http://www.ecosustainable.com.au/index.htm

Sanctuary Magazine http://www.sanctuarymagazine.org.au/

Renew Magazine http://renew.org.au/

Green Vehicle Guide http://www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au