Many studies have shown that real-time energy monitoring leads to reduced home energy use. In the latest ReNew magazine, we look at all the ways to measure and monitor energy use at home and try to tease out their benefits. Smart meters, Zigbee networks, online solar monitoring – our
In Sanctuary’s sustainable renos and retrofits special, out now, we profile some amazing renovations, alterations and smaller kitchen and bathroom projects from around Australia. As well as looking at five city projects that make the most of small spaces and difficult sites, we
They take a lot of the work out of cycling and are appearing in greater numbers as an alternative to the surging costs of running a car. Electric bicycles are a potential mass transport of the future. In the latest issue of ReNew: Technology for a Sustainable Future, we take a compreh
March 21, 2013 The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) congratulates the Federal Government for its response to the Renewable Energy Target Review, particularly its decision to protect communities and businesses from being exposed to the administrative burden and risk of the LRET
What do Cape Paterson, Beyond Today, Lochiel Park and The Ecovillage (right) have in common? They are part of a wave of Australian eco-developments that are setting new benchmarks for sustainable design and living. In the latest issue of Sanctuary: modern green homes, we examine the r
Reusing materials can lead to some of the most original buildings and renovations, while reducing waste and carbon emissions. And there’s the thrill of the find! In the latest issue of ReNew: Technology for a sustainable future we present a special feature on reuse: looking at i
The decision by the Federal Government on Friday to bring forward by six months reductions in support for household solar systems means that no further tampering of the solar market is needed under the current Renewable Energy Target (RET) review, says the Alternative Technology Assoc
“A sustainable future … is something that we have a responsibility to explore together with people around us.” TV host Kevin McCloud is not simply passionate about grand, cleverly designed houses; he is an advocate for houses that live in and with their environment.