As our cities grow in size and population, sustainable architects and designers are increasingly turning their attention to making apartments green.
Clever design that maximises space, low embodied energy materials, roof gardens, solar photovoltaics and communal spaces are some of the features of a new generation of apartment buildings.
In the latest issue of Sanctuary, out now, we examine two city developments that showcase sustainable living. Also in the magazine:
Old greets new
A renovation to a Melbourne inner-city terrace adds a whole new green dimension to a family home.
Switching to solar
As electricity prices rise ever upwards, more people are turning to solar power to reduce their reliance on the electricity grid. For those who want to make the switch, we cover the basics of solar PV.
Insulating tricky spaces
From flat roofs to slab floors, your home can be even warmer in winter and cooler in summer if you insulate the difficult spaces.
Steps to a draught-free home
Draughts can be responsible for up to 25% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. Sanctuary looks at how they can be stopped.
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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