Links/Resources

Recommended Websites…



Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions:

Comparison Guide to Energy Retailers:

Switchwise

Garden Friendly Laundry Detergent:

HeroWash is an Australian made, top quality laundry detergent that has been independently tested to be suitable for grey-water recycling on gardens. It is pH balanced for sensitive skin, and is available to purchase online and delivered direct to your door.

Green Directories

EcoDirectory -  http://www.ecodirectory.com.au
The Green Pages – http://www.thegreenpages.com.au/
The Green Directory – http://www.thegreendirectory.com.au/

Your Home Techical Manual

Introduction
1.1 Introduction 1.4 Carbon Neutral
1.2 Historical perpective 1.5 Rating Tools
1.3 Common Myths 1.6 Environment Design Guide
Sustainable Communities
2.1 Introduction 2.6 Transport
2.2 Choosing a Site 2.7 Noise Control
2.3 Streetscape 2.8 Sediment Control
2.4 Sustainable landscapes 2.9 Challenging Sites
2.5 Biodiversity On-site
Design for Life
3.1 Introduction 3.4 Safety and Security
3.2 The Adaptable House 3.5 Bushfires
3.3 The Healthy Home
Passive Design
4.1 Introduction 4.7 Insulation
4.2 Design for Climate 4.8 Insulation Installation
4.3 Orientation 4.9 Thermal Mass
4.4 Shading 4.10 Glazing
4.5 Passive Solar Heating 4.11 Skylights
4.6 Passive Cooling 4.12 Apartments and Multi-unit Housing
Material Use
5.1 Introduction 5.8 Straw Bale
5.2 Embodied Energy 5.9 Lightweight Timber
5.3 Waste Minimisation 5.10 Clay Brick
5.4 Biodiversity Off-site 5.11 Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)
5.5 Construction Systems 5.12 Concrete Slab Floors
5.6 Mud Brick (Adobe) 5.13 Green Roofs and Walls
5.7 Rammed Earth (Pisé)
Energy Use
6.1 Introduction 6.6 Renewable Energy
6.2 Heating and Cooling 6.7 Photovoltaic Systems
6.3 Lighting 6.8 Wind Systems
6.4 Appliances 6.9 Batteries and Inverters
6.5 Hot Water Service 6.10 Home Automation
Water Use
7.1 Introduction 7.5 Stormwater
7.2 Reducing Water Demand 7.6 Outdoor Water Use
7.3 Rainwater 7.7 Low Impact Toilets
7.4 Wastewater Re-use 7.8 Water Case Studies
Other
8.1 Australia’s Climate Zones 8.2 Designing Your Home Checklist