When we talk about a sustainable home in Australia, people often talk about star ratings. Today we look at whether the stars really give a good indication of the environmental performance of a house – particularly in a Perth context. NatHERS or the Nationwide House Energy...

This month we are pleased to be able to share this delightful eco-home in Como, for the winners of our “win a free design” competition from the HIA Home Show. We have had a great time coming up with this elegant solution for a somewhat...

In light of the current COP21 negotiations, this week's article focuses on how significant our impacts on the planet really are. One of our Facebook followers posted an interesting infographic recently that puts these impacts into alarming context: The “Earth System” – the sum of the land,...

The journey to build an eco-home starts well before deciding on floor plans and materials. While there are ways to design low impact homes on virtually any site, selecting the right site can make a substantial difference to your family’s overall impacts on the environment. Our homes...

Australian cities have some of the highest solar potential in the world, with insolation values far exceeding those in Europe, Russia and most of North America. Typically, areas of insolation which compares to that of Australia are far from population centres. The image below shows...