Posts Tagged ‘solar’

Tips on Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Energy efficiency in our homes, passive design and considering the way we consume power, are things many of us know are important in our everyday lives, for both the planet and our own resources. The idea that we can just keep consuming energy as fast as possible, with no consequence, is really over. In Australia…

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Ecovillage, Australia’s first zero carbon housing project

In 2012, the Cape Paterson Ecovillage broke new ground when its high eco-standards were written into the planning scheme. The development will border on the very lovely existing town of Cape Paterson on the Bass Coast, about two hours south-east of Melbourne. Every one of the 220 new houses have to be built with orientation for…

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Sustainable House Day 2013

Sustainable House Day is coming on Sunday 8th September! The event began in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). (image above of a Sustainable House – via Permaculture Sydney). The Sustainable House Day website reports that last year, over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people as “millions of Australians continue to…

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