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 its benefits, challenges and opportunities, and examining a number of outstanding examples.
Shipping container homes
From pop-up malls to low-cost homes, there are many possibilities for creative and energy-efficient housing using shipping containers.
Earthships – how well do they work?
They are all about energy and resource efficiency, but just how well do earthships measure up against other housing types?
From schoolroom to home
Andy McLeod shares with ReNew his innovative transformation of two school portables.
The whys and hows of reuse
Reduce the embodied energy of your home construction and help the local economy by visiting your tip!
Also in the Magazine:
Inverter buyers guide
Doing small wind right
Selecting solar panels in a buyers market
ReNew: Technology for a sustainable future is Australia’s premier magazine on practical sustainable living. It is published by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation promoting renewable energy, sustainable building and water saving.