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 rise of eco-developments and find that, rather than niche developments for converted greenies, they are driven by a desire to create models for all future housing.
Smart tech homes
Smart grid technology is here, with increasing options for home automation. But are we in danger of going gizmo crazy?
Food growing groups are popping up around Australia. Sanctuary looks at how they are making gardening more fun and productive.
Greened and watered
From green walls to rain gardens, Dick Clarke reveals the many ways that water features and greywater treatment can improve a home’s comfort and environmental footprint.
Also in Sanctuary 22:
Victorian sustainable designer directory
Composting for soil health
Japanese-influenced passive house
Sanctuary: Modern Green Homes is published by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), a not-for-profit consumer-based organisation promoting sustainable design, renewable energy, and water saving in the home.
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Sanctuary editor Sarah Robertson on (03) 9631 5414