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Tag Archives: energy


9 Energy Efficient Products Will Save You Thousands

Australia is ranked 18th out of 25 countries for energy-efficient houses; here, we run through 8 energy-saving products. Luke Menzel, CEO of Australia’s Energy Efficiency Council, said, “While this result is disappointing, it points to a huge opportunity. We can quickly cut energy bills while making our homes more comfortable...

Keeping up with the New Joneses

The New Joneses showcased their tiny home at the Home Show to champion their lifestyle ‘big life, little footprint'. The story begins with Tamara DiMattina, a powerful PR and communications magnate for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). Blunt and to the point, she said, "My job was to get people to...

The A – Z of Energy Efficient Homes

In the aftermath of Sustainable House Day, we run through the alphabet of energy-saving products featured at the Home Show.  Wait, there's a day for sustainable houses? Yes! But unlike other days including #WorldMigratoryBirdDay or #WorldTurtleDay, you get to check out some pretty impressive feats of architecture. #neato. In 2018,...

Shower Head, Bath and Beyond

Nobody puts baths in the corner! Is there a place for baths in the modern home? How does it reflect our water habits and consumption? Let’s start by splashing some knowledge around. Did you know Australians are one of the cleanest nations on the planet? 90% of women and 80%...

A Guide to Living Off The Grid

Ever wanted to run away from life’s predictable routine? Or stop relying on coal and drive down your bills? Here, we briefly run through every aspect of cutting the cord and living independently.  Going off the grid can mean so much more than electricity. It can extend to water, food...

These Power Points Will Shock You!

While the appliances we plug into the wall have changed drastically, the power point itself has always remained functional and forgotten, until now. The Home Show has seen sockets levitate out of work surfaces, include multitudes of USB ports and become an integral part of smart home integration. Let’s highlight...

How To Be Smarter About Solar

More than 2 million Australian households have installed solar energy systems in an attempt to drive down their energy bills. It’s no longer unusual to hear people talk about solar hot water or solar power systems and the trend towards greater use of renewable energy within the home isn’t going...

Your Home Doesn’t Need a Heater

Australia has the lowest energy building standards compared to developed countries, which means a considerably higher energy cost for you and carbon cost to the planet, but a revolution is quietly underway to eliminate the need for heating entirely. Doom & Destruction The words ‘minimum building code’ send shivers down...

‘Passive Design’ – What’s all the fuss about?

Lately, ‘passive design’ has become a buzzword in renovation chats around Sydney. Simply put, it’s designing a building by taking advantage of the site and local climate conditions to naturally maintain a comfortable temperature-range throughout the year by making best use of sunlight, shade and natural ventilation. This reduces the...

Designing an energy efficient home

When designing a home, one of the principal objectives for a building designer or architect should be that it is a comfortable living space during winter and summer, and at the same time an energy efficient home when it comes to heating and cooling. Approximately 35% - 40% of an...

Are You Ready to Store Sunshine?

Energy prices impact every household budget. In the past few years energy prices have doubled and people are looking for solutions to help with the cost of living. Homeowners across the country are using the sun to power savings on their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint by installing...