Every week, thousands of litres of water used in homes goes down the drains and into the sewer in most homes. This water, known as greywater, can safely and easily be used to water your garden, saving both water and dollars. While a rain water tank can simply run dry in a long, dry summer, a… Continue reading Greywater system
Owners Robin and MaryLou Friday Location Box Hill, Melbourne Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation House size Medium Summary of house features Robin and MaryLou Friday’s home and garden in Mont Albert have been progressively modified to implement sustainable living features to maximize use of solar energy, reduce water use and minimise heating loss in winter.… Continue reading Box Hill house
Owners Michael Brown Location Paso Robles, California Country United States Type Sustainable renovation project Owner Web Site www.mike-land.com Owner contact Mike Brown mwbrown42 @ gmail.com Summary of house features Updates We bought this 1670 sq ft, single-story house in June 2007 in Paso Robles California, in the heart of the Central Coast wine region. One… Continue reading Paso Robles house
Owner Matthew Wright Location Brunswick Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation House size Medium Summary of house features Observations With hindsight the owner wouldn’t use gas boosting for the solar hot water, he would buy Green electricity.
The Goongerah house is built from natural materials and has a solar array and waterwheel for power operating off the grid. Owner Jill Redwood Location Ellery Creek, Goongerah, Victoria Country Australia Type New construction House size Small cottage Summary of house features Details The water wheel delivers water into the concrete header tank on the hill that… Continue reading Goongerah house
Asian rooftop gardens are an effective step towards sustainable living and building communities. Residents of high rise buildings in Asia are creating apartment gardens and “bringing gardening to the masses” and relieving the “monotony” of living in concrete. People are growing: Eighty-two percent of Singapore’s 4.5 million people live in tower blocks built by the government… Continue reading Asian rooftop gardens
Sunpower Design was a leading company in integrated sustainable building design with 25 years experience and over 30 National and State awards for energy efficiency and sustainable design. They specialised in designing homes that are extremely comfortable and way exceed the energy performance levels of 5 Star Rated design. Sustainable features such as rainwater collection, alternative… Continue reading Sunpower Design
Owners Peter Campbell and Lena Sanci Location Surrey Hills, Melbourne Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation House size Medium, 21 squares Land size 509.6 meters squared Design Sunpower Design Summary of house features Our goals In 2001, my partner Lena and I were faced with the prospect of living in a dark and dingy 1930’s duplex… Continue reading Surrey Hills House