renovation survivorBASIX explanation ... and ...... interstate equivalent.
7 April 2009
First could someone explain to me the why's and wherefores of BASIX , I figure it is a NSW building requirement that your new home must have…
Carol1kw Solar install from $495 or $895 for 2kw invtet
8 April 2009
Hi Guys, I am trying to get people from my area to join up for solar panels installs. I have orgainsed a great price. If you live anywere in these areas and think you may…
dymonite69(SA) Aerobic Septic System: Biolytix vs Biocycle vs Ri-Treat
26 June 2009
We got a Biolytix based on its elegant design and having won the New Inventors Award. I am sure all the systems work well and all have the advantage of re-using…
dymonite69Design for efficiency - position, position, position
2 August 2009
Introduction - Heating and cooling comprise the single biggest component of household energy consumption - Therefore, reducing artificial means to maintain a house in a…
dymonite69What do R values and U values measure?
3 August 2009
- Measuring the insulating properties of building materials borrows from a scientific technique used to determine the physical properties of a substance. - The technique…
onc_artisanWhen will it pay for itself - insulation and double glazing
13 August 2009
Pipe - well actually no it wasn't because the grey water only entered the septic system at 1 point so was easy to divert back a bit and terminate the entry point so no…
Piper+1Solar HWS Panel used for other electricity as well??
17 August 2009
Uhh... that makes sense I suppose. Thanks for that info!
Yak_ChatPassive solar design - blend traditional & contemporary?
13 September 2009
Hi Indi, You definately need to use a specialist designer as the principles are very fine and if not properly understood the results can be very ineffective or…
onc_artisanWood heaters - running costs and greenhouse emissions
20 September 2009
I guess it put the fire out Yeh cheers Yak_Chat... I did get it but it is sunday My brain went a while ago
Yak_ChatBusting eco-myths or misunderstandings
23 September 2009
One way is to put the circulating pump onto a manual on off switch - turn it on when you get up =- have your showers 5 minutes later, turn it off Same at night. best of…
kexkezIs reflective foil wrap worth it for walls?
20 October 2009
We built a double brick house and have reflective wrap between the 2 layers. We also have thick batts in the ceiling. It was a council requirement here due to new zoning…
ThuddSolar heating for house water and swimming ppol
23 October 2009
They will always be separate in some way, simply because you don't want to be washing in your swimming pool water! But there are some systems available like the Latento…