newbie74Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?
1 July 2008
All insulation material does is trap air and its the air that insulates, its written on the batts packaging as well. Having an air tight cavity is not nessecary, all you…
newbie74Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?
20 July 2008
The house design, insulation and colours are ultra efficient so the a/c will be hardly on if at all. (it will have a timer to ensure that it is on long enough that the air…
mustangshellyAusenergy - Solar Power in Brisbane, Qld
31 July 2008
Hi, Has anyone heard of Ausenergy or gone through them for installation of Solar Power? Trying to find out they are a reputable company before paying them any…
Yak_Chathas any one install a worm based sewerage system
16 August 2008
Haven't seen on after many years, but the guy who invented them did lots and lots of research to work out what nature did in creeks etc to get his ideas. Principle sounds…
kristofwEco Ideas House Day - 13th & 14th September 2008
15 September 2008
I and DW went to see one of the houses open in WA yesterday. No heating, no cooling, just the passive design. We've talked to the owners, they said that the temp never…
stonecutter1309Green house admissions?
19 September 2008
The Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is available for viewing here: http://www.climatechange.gov.au/greenpaper/index.html Australia is required to report…
sarabahEco-Friendly house designers/architects - Brisbane
24 September 2008
Try SALA Homes. They are the real deal when it comes to eco-house building. They are a kit home builder but do it better than anyone else that we looked at. They have a…
kristofwThe average family trying to do their bit - eco priorities!
2 October 2008
Insualtion will be 1.3 sisalation, 2.0 in walls and 3.5 in roof. If you could afford Glareshield from Air-Cell instead of Sisalation and…
Yak_ChatSolar panel boosted Electric Offpeak hot water system
31 October 2008
SouthiesDoes anyone have a full bladder between their stumps?
18 November 2008
You got me
NavChange in NSW feed in tarrif 4 solar power
28 November 2008
Thanks Stonecutter, our problem is also related to the rebate. I wouldn't mind getting solar panels if we had the rebate, but since we don't, i'm a bit hesitant to get it now.
Yak_ChatPassive solar = poor thermal comfort?
5 December 2008
Didn;t kill it donuts - we were all just busy elswhere. Russell, Have a look at older stykle houses ie 80 to 100 year old houses in your area and you will see what…
dymonite69Melbourne "Save Water Save Energy Expo" 19th &
12 December 2008
The problem is that people have no choice - it is mandatory in most states (well here in NSW anyway), to fit some of these pointless items, like…
chuth77New QLD energy efficiency standards effective 1st March
2 February 2009
Interesting Changes... Yes it is 80% floor space for energy efficient lighting... Yes, you can have an outdoor area with a fan, but the roof must achieve a R1.5 down…
overthebuildingprocessadd'l cost for add'l solar panel due to north orientation
3 March 2009
That's bizarre - it should cost no more to simply move it from north to west, unless they are actually adding an extra panel to compensate for it being on the west and…
FireFoxSolar HWS Efficiency - Evacuated tube vs Flat plate
4 April 2009
thanks d69 will prolly go FP then, as looking to build with as much aussie gear as i can. -Nathan
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…
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