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A green and happy holiday? You can have it all

When you’re on holiday, relaxing on a beach or soaking up a vibrant city’s culture, the last thing you want to think about is your responsibility to the planet.

Sustainable House Day – our wrap for Sunday

Here are all the articles we’ve written to give you the best insight into Sustainable House Day this year: How to develop a community, not just dwellings – Two Perth couples…

How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

Blue Mountains launches low carbon tourism program

There’s a strong future for eco-tourism in NSW’s Blue Mountains, following the launch of a CRC for Low Carbon Living-funded program designed to promote businesses that reduce their carbon footprints.

Great results for Wattblock in strata energy project

Existing technology has the potential to achieve 45 per cent savings or more on energy bills and a 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in residential apartments, according to…

Crown Resorts sustainability efforts deliver the goods

International tourism operator Crown Resorts has put a strong focus on sustainability at its major Melbourne and Perth sites, achieving major reductions in carbon emissions, increased energy efficiency, reduced water…

Property owners jumping into EVs but more is needed

Australian property landlords are part of the rush to install charging stations for electric vehicles but according to a coalition of related industries, a lot more needs to be done…

Learning the spirit of the land

Randy Yibarbuk is a designated future elder of his clan in the Yolgnu nation in west Arnhem Land.

New energy app helps reduce power bills by 18 per cent

Brisbane City Council’s sustainability agency CitySmart has announced that its trial of a new interactive app has helped low-income residents reduce their power bills by more than 18 per cent.