Eco Topics to e moved
Thanks to Homeone and the members who suggested this forum.
If you see a topic in another area of this site that you think should go here, please drop me a…
You really need to sit down do the sums and estimations on where will you be most of the time whne the heating is on.
Same for cooling - to keep the cold in/heat…
New home design
Great Peter I look forward to your analysis.
The window industry was surveyed back before 5 star and we gave the government the figures - I think we said 66% more for…
Aug 28, 2007 11:54 pm
Safety of Plastic Tanks & Piping
everyone is talking about the tanks but what about the pvc plumbing to get the water to the tank???? I have never heard of a food grade pipe??
Sep 17, 2007 10:29 am
You know birds crap on your roof as well as the rain falling on it. I don't think I'd like to be drinking or cooking with…
Interesting article re - using CAD to eco model a house design.
Ooops forgot to put the link…
Chromagen solar water heater
On sunny hot days you should not see a problem with a West facing panel, the main problem with SHW in Australia is that they "work too well" often producing too much hot…
Woohoo - we may get solar panels!
Remember to ask them about the carbon credits. I've been to the seminar on Photovoltaics and the speaker said that a few hundred bucks should be taken off the price for them.
Solar hot water, why bother?
My last memory of a solar system was a rental house in Perth (SolaHart), it had a small leak that got bigger before we figured…
5 Star Energy Ratings
Thanks Steve, i've checked out the ausdesign website. I suppose we;ll get a report when the house is complete then???
Will have to ask about that one.
Reducing Energy - Home Theatre
Cb and CDN - all good points and unless you know ALL the costs and outputs to buld the new item - it's a tough one to objectivlty anwer - other than I'm with you - use it…
5 Star energy legislation
From May 1, in Victoria, 5 star energy efficiency standards are being extended to include renovations and extensions to existing dwellings.
Water tanks or Solar hot water…
Two Water Tanks
Depends what they are going to charge you. if it is an exorbitant amout then you are better off getting after handover.
rainwater connected to flush is good at…
Rainwater, Greywater, oh my!
Greywater is not something you store.
Nasty things happen when it's stored more than 48 hours.
So plan any greywater system to be a temporary storage…
Actually I find washing day to day clothes without soap and one lot of water is OK. The action of the agitator of the washing machine cleans the clothes and what a saving…
Feb 29, 2008 10:26 am
Its alright....your house has eaves and the carbon offset from that well outweighs the power that was consumed in the use of your fantastic new home…