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Sustainable House Day 2011

Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11th September will be celebrating its 10th year, the event will continue to showcase some of Australia’s most sustainable homes to the public as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling, and other practices suitable to their lifestyles. Go to http://www.sustainablehouseday.com/for […]

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How to Create Stunning Concrete Floors with Water-Based Stains

With the increase need for thermal mass in homes, designers are looking for new creative ways to make concrete floors a finished product. Check out the article on ebuild for some ideas.

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Free Bike!

To celebrate the launch of CLIMATE COMMONS, British Council Australia is giving you the chance to win this spanking Tokyo Bike CS. Worth over $900 in the shops and as stylish as all get-out, this yellow-framed deadly-treadlie could see you zipping through the streets in a carbon-reduced […]

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Future Switch

Check out this great energy saving device called the Future Switch. Future Switch is a clever plug that instantly cuts the power to all your devices, taking them out of stand-by mode. Press the switch again and they return to stand-by, ready for use. Future Switch sits […]

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Mandatory Disclosure of Your Homes Energy Rating

HIA members were issued the following update regarding mandatory disclosure for residential homes. “The Federal Government has released a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the introduction of mandatory disclosure of the environmental performance of all homes at the point of sale or lease. The intention is […]

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Sydney Organic and Green Expo

If you missed the Sydney Organic and Green Expo over the weekend, don’t worry because Melbourne will be having the same show in October 2011. check out www.organicexpo.com.au

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Ponds?

Check out this article on the Sydney Morning Herald about on site water management systems through the use of a series of ponds. Great way to increase the water retention for your garden compared to having hard surfaces where the water is sent down the stormwater system […]

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Ecolour Paints

Ecolour produce Nature Cover Paints are water based and incorporate recycled fossil oils, thereby offsetting the carbon emissions from the incineration of waste oil.  Ecolour paints have Zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) outgassing. Completely non toxic and will not affect the quality of your indoor air whether […]

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Winter Heater Vs Summer Air Conditioning

Green is the new black, but while it is easy to say you support the environment it is even easier to accually do it. Natural Gas produces up to 75 percent less greenhouse gases than electricity and is the most efficient way to use energy. Winter is […]

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Australia’s Largest Solar Plant Opens

Australia’s largest solar plant opens in Alice Springs     Australia’s largest tracking solar power plant – the 1 megawatt (MW) Uterne Solar Power Plant – officially opened in Alice Springs last week.  The Uterne plant, a project for the Alice Solar City through the Australian Government […]

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