CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use
"Power to the people" John Lenon The CSIRO Are doing an incredible job Here is another great app download it and share your data with others...hth
Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect
The outer Western Sydney suburb of Penrith registered 47.3C on January 7 but a news team found 48C outside a school in another suburb. Why do so many people spec black…
Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
Not much by ways of contributing to help from me here, but just chipping in my 2 cents worth to thank you guys for starting this thread. It's actually quite interesting…
New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb
A well designed LED downlight with a constant current LED driver will outlast and outperform an LED globe in a traditional fitting in every metric by a substantial margin.…
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!
40kWh per day 🤤 Maybe you should look into battery storage?
Water Tanks - Difference to make "drinking" safe
Metal tanks are dearer but they (should) last longer although good poly tanks do last a long time. Metal tanks haven't been without their problems though and there was a…
Water Pump for Large Home Rain Water- What to choose?
We have an Ebara JEM120PC on our 110,000L tank. We paid $650 and it was recommended to us by our tank supplier. The pump and tank are located about 7 metres below our…
75k L potable system design with a few questions.
I appreciate your appreciation! I was wondering whether you had plumbed the pipe the full distance. Did the 'experts' also advise you to use the sch 40 pipe? Those guys…
Rainwater tank design for retrofitting
hi trixee I"ve enjoyed this thread and also appreciate the input of H2O!! Can you please provide an update on the performance of your Greyflow system? Our plans (based on…
Avoid microbeads and make your own toothpaste!
I was sent this link today. It's a guide to making your own toothpaste so you can avoid sending microbeads into the food chain. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-…
Passive solar house on south facing sloping land
I haved lived in Wollondilly for a decade and it gets chilly here in autumn and winter...we can get hotter in summer so you really need to take both into consideration…
Heat pump to power hydronic heating as well as hot water?
have you heard of thermaskirt? www.thermaskirtaustralia.com.au I had it installed in my house after allot of debate and research into our options, Absolutely love it…
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