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Monthly archive for March 2011

Every little bit counts

Good article in the SMH today about some easy ways to make your house more sustainable. Granted, some items are expensive like solar panels, but there are many ways to help reduce your carbon footprint. Check out the article to see how one Sydney couple have done […]

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Solar Bonus

Check out the following link to the Sydney Morning Herald which explains the rebate system for solar grid connections. Really interesting and informative on the governments system. 

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Eco Carpet

  Finally, manufacturers are waking up to the need to start making all their products sustainable. Today I found out that Godrey Hirst has released a new Eco+ range of carpets that is made with the use of corn, a renewable source. Currently they only have three […]

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Future of Energy in NSW

In his recent State of the Union address, president Obama targeted subsidies to big oil, remarking: “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing just fine on their own. So instead of subsidising yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrows”. At a time when Australians are rightly […]

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The Perfect Block of Land for an Eco Home

It is all well and good to say “I want to build an eco home” but the land you bought has beautiful views to Sydney Harbour to the West. The land is also quite steep, sloping down towards the west from the eastern street frontage, it is […]

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Why is my energy bill going up so much?

In his recent State of the Union address, president Obama targeted subsidies to big oil, remarking: “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing just fine on their own. So instead of subsidising yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrows”. At a time when Australians are rightly […]

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HIA Home Show, Darling Harbour

On the 19th – 22nd May 2011 Designer Eco Homes will be showcasing our new environmentally sustainable homes at the HIA Home Show, Darling Harbour. Please come a visit our exhibit if you have any questions about building your new home. A special feature about our exhibit is […]

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How to pick an architect

An article by Carolyn Boyd on the www.smh.com.au regarding “How to pick an Architect” was recently posted and the best part of the article was actually the comments posted by viewers! There were some very unhappy people who have had a very poor experience with architects. And […]

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Sydney’s median house price has reached nearly $640,000!

Recently in an article on www.smh.com.au viewers were shown some examples of cheaper alternatives from towns and regions in NSW which are outside the Metropolitan area. But there were none from the South Coast which was quite surprising given that you can buy a brand new home […]

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Timeless Architecture

If you’re interested in great design and the use of natural light in your home to create a more environmentally sustainable building, then you need to check out the award winning Rose Seidler House. The Sulman award-winning house, built between 1948 and 1950, was considered futuristic at […]

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