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You won’t believe how long we’ve known!

You won’t believe how long we’ve known!

In with the new, but the old won’t leave! So long has our world been rigid in the way we do things… It’s easy to see our reluctance to move on from fossil fuels and plastics, to invest in more efficient ways of doing things, for the long-term benefit of everyone. We...
Renovate or Procrastinate???

Renovate or Procrastinate???

The year that you finally get your dream home moving… You’ve had your holidays, reflected on the year gone and gazed into the crystal ball for the year ahead… But, have you made a decision whether or not 2017 will be your year to renovate or procrastinate??? You see...
How lucky can one man be?

How lucky can one man be?

2016… What a year it’s been at Sustainable Homes Melbourne! Six jobs complete…. Eight projects running consistently… …and Five more to start early 2017… The sky’s the limit! From the time we started with an idea in 2013 to now preparing for a BIG 2017...
Are you part of the Solution or the Problem?

Are you part of the Solution or the Problem?

A good friend of mine, one of few property developers we’d work for, said something that was so obvious, yet hit me with a huge realization! Such a simple concept… “The homes we build will be with us a long time!” This seems as obvious as the leaves on a tree! But do...
Functionality vs Thermal performance

Functionality vs Thermal performance

  Don’t hang your hat on star ratings alone… It’s simple to measure the Thermal performance of a home with stars. It’s relatively simple to measure the Energy usage of people living in the home with money spent. But, what cannot be measured is the functionality...
What is Building Biology?

What is Building Biology?

Guest Blog by Building Biologist, Triin-Liis Harma   I’m a Building biologist… What does ‘Biology’ have to do with ‘building’? I hear ask… The answer is… If you care for your health…. Everything! We all know that we have to look after our first skin.. keep...

10 Things you must know before building a sustainable home

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