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House that follows the sun – GreenSmart Home of the Year 2013

by Chris Lang on September 5, 2013
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This home has been named Girasole, which means “follow the sun”, because that’s what it does – literally. It is built on on a motorised turntable, controlled by a touch screen panel, and can be set to automatically follow the sun, or rotate in any other way the home owner may choose. The judges were […]

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3 Great Green Houses in Australia

by Greg on September 15, 2012
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The people of Australia have been very focused on building sustainable homes. Below are three cool eco houses in the region.

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How to Make Polished Concrete Floors, Part 2

by Chris Lang on February 16, 2012
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Continuing from where we left off in Part 1, today Luke will discuss the different finishes, preparation, the process of polishing and the costs of making your own concrete floors. Get the right finish Not only are there plenty of options in adding features to a polished concrete floor, there are also a range of […]

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How to Make Polished Concrete Floors, Part 1

by Chris Lang on February 14, 2012
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Polished concrete is a relatively new flooring finish that is gaining in popularity here in Australia and across the globe. As a finish that was only seen in chic inner city cafes, polished concrete is becoming more common in residential home applications. Upon closer investigation, the reasons for this are obvious. Polished concrete provides an […]

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Hydronic Heating Explained

by Chris Lang on November 24, 2011
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One of the most energy consuming aspects of any home is in making the inside temperature comfortably constant in spite of the prevailing weather conditions outside. On average, Australian homes consume 63 percent of their overall energy use on space heating and cooling, and heating domestic hot water (according to Your Home website). There are […]

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Take a peek at GreenSmart Home of the Year

by Chris Lang on August 23, 2011
Take a peek at GreenSmart Home of the Year

I am not sure how many people know about the prestigious GreenSmart construction awards – but yes, they exist, and there are houses being built in Australia where owners care a great deal about sustainable building principles. A couple of days ago, the GreenSmart Home of the Year was awarded to company Eco-Logical Building from […]

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Keeping Your Home Warm, Efficient and Sustainable This Winter

by Chris Lang on July 2, 2011
Keeping Your Home Warm, Efficient and Sustainable This Winter

It really is freezing as temperatures drop to single digits, and the first thing we do is to turn on the heaters. In the back of our minds we are all too aware of the escalating energy costs and the large energy bill we will be receiving. Keeping your home warm, efficient and sustainable this […]

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