A two-storey home is supported by a ground floor for the main wing and by tall steel pylons for another wing. The house has a pitched roof with wide eaves, as well as a separate awning covering the lower storey.

A two-storey home is supported by a ground floor for the main wing and by tall steel pylons for another wing. The house has a pitched roof with wide eaves, as well as a separate awning covering the lower storey.

The outside of a house with a native garden in the foreground. The house has glass bi-fold doors for one room, and a flat roof with wide eaves.

Sustainable Home in Caloundra, Queensland New home Low/medium density residential Climate zone: Warm humid summer, mild winter.

An energy efficient renovation viewed from the home’s garden area, which includes a rainwater tank; the inside of the home can be seen in the background through large bi-fold doors.

Perfect clean landscaping for the side of our house. Pity streamline tanks are three times the price as a round one!

The inside of a Canberra home’s living area, with kitchen in the background. The living area has bamboo floorboards and a ceiling light and fan, with strips of lights fitted along the corners of the external wall’s ceiling.

The inside of a Canberra home’s living area, with kitchen in the background. The living area has bamboo floorboards and a ceiling light and fan, with strips of lights fitted along the corners of the external wall’s ceiling.

A heritage-style facade of the original house has been used as a wall for a courtyard. There is a Trombe wall on the right.

A clever renovation using rammed earth and loads of natural light has turned this Adelaide villa into a bright and comfortable family home.

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Passive solar orientation - how to design your home to take advantage of natural heating and cooling.


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