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Sustainable House Day

Building

Do more: Planning

If you get the design right, you’ll be able to lock in energy savings for decades.

Do less: Wasted space

Australians are reported to have the biggest houses in the world. Think about what size you really need, and design in zones so you maximise use of each space. Remember that you have to heat and cool the space you create, and this is responsible for 40% of your average home energy bills.

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Your Home, Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes, has advice on everything from choosing a site to design advice, as well as examples of sustainable homes across Australia.

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