Issue 21

Phase change materials as thermal mass

Our regular columnist, Dick Clarke, looks at the latest in thermal building products – phase change materials.

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Resilient rebuild

A committed team find themselves rebuilding a weekender destroyed in the 2009 Victorian bushfires. The outcome is an energy efficient home away from home with a small footprint, a focus on bushfire design principles and strong connections to the bush around it.

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Design Workshop: Coastal Tree Change

A growing family is moving from the city to the more affordable bush and beachside …

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Greener grand designs

Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud speaks to Sarah Robertson about valuing the energy invested in every well-designed thing.

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Heating options in cold climate

What are the heating options for a new house in the cold climate of Central Victoria.

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Plotting shade path from trees

How to plot the shade path from trees in the winter time either by simple software or other means.

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