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Sustainable House Day begins this Sunday

More than 150 sustainable homes across the country will be open to the public this Sunday and next Sunday for the annual Sustainable House Day.

Case study: Why heat pumps now trump gas hot water

With gas prices escalating, the search is on for a cheaper way to heat hot water in apartment complexes. Surprisingly, one of the more economical solutions is electricity in the…

Planners in red hot demand

MARKET PULSE: Demand for planners in Melbourne and Sydney is “red hot” at the moment with many consultancies finding it difficult to fill positions. John Wynne, national planning director of…

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Sustainable House Day shows budget is no barrier to green homes

The full spectrum of low-impact, low-carbon homes – everything from new builds through to eco-upgrades to existing dwellings – will be on show this Sunday for the Alternative Technology Association’s nation-wide Sustainable House Day event.