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

Sustainable House Day

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

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Clean Energy Regulator

Living Greener

Your Home Technical Manual

Clean Energy Council

Alternative Technology Association

Ecospecifier global

Guide to Choosing an Energy Efficient Appliance

Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council

Australian Green Development Forum

NSW Environmental Trust

Australian Conservation Foundation Green Home

SGA Sustainable Gardening Australia

WELS Water Efficiency Labeling & Standards

Clean Energy Queensland

Window Energy rating Scheme

Beyond Zero Emissions

Australian & New Zealand Solar Energy Society

Ecosustainable Hub

Sanctuary Magazine

Renew Magazine

Green Vehicle Guide