Paso Robles house

Paso Robles house solar panels. Credit: Mike Brown

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

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Brunswick house

Brunswick house solar panels and solar hot water

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.

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Goongerah house

Goongerah House with solar array

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

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Asian rooftop gardens

Asian rooftop gardens

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

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Sunpower Design

Sunpower Design

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

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Surrey Hills House

Surrey Hills House rear view

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

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Australian Carbon Price Agreement

Carbon price agreement: Historic first step towards a clean energy economy The Australian Greens, the Labor government and the Independent MPs today announced an historic agreement on a climate action package that will put a $23 per tonne price on carbon pollution, as was first proposed by the Greens, support householders and invest billions of… Continue reading Australian Carbon Price Agreement

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