“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.
In an interview in the latest issue of Sanctuary: Modern Green Homes, McCloud reveals his hopes, frustrations and vision for sustainable homes.
Inside out, outside in
Come spring, come the desire to be outside. Sanctuary explores leading homes that connect and speak with the outdoors, blurring the gap between inside and out. We also introduce a regular outdoor section on sustainable gardens.
Sanctuary examines two homes in bushfire-risk areas that maximise fire resistance with energy efficiency and a small environmental footprint.
Beyond just their look, green roofs and vertical gardens reduce household energy demand, cool cities and provide habitat for native species.
Also in Sanctuary 21
Thoughtful city renovations
Home energy ratings
Phase change materials
Greener building blocks
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.