ReNew: technology for a sustainable future constantly monitors developments in sustainable home materials and design and their implications for energy efficiency.
In the latest issue, ReNew turns its attention to floors and windows.
Waffle pods, full concrete slabs and timber floors – the magazine looks at these floor designs and considers their sustainability, highlighting some excellent resources for homeowners along the way.
Floor covering might be a concrete or timber finish or it might be all-natural linoleum or bamboo – ReNew’s coverage aims to point you in the right direction and introduce materials about which you may not know.
What are the choices for sustainable windows? In ReNew’s Windows and Film Buyers Guide you’ll find comprehensive information on double glazing, low-e coatings, films and other treatments to existing windows. And there are nine case studies of window upgrades, from full replacement with high performing windows to secondary glazing and DIY glass replacement.
But there’s more in the latest issue: ReNew examines the changing solar feed-in tariffs in Victoria, looks at Paul Hawken’s Drawdown climate change project, finds out how the Living Building Challenge influences the design of a new eco-estate and explores preparing your home for an electric vehicle.
Make sure you get your copy!