Energy efficiency

Beyond the brand: appliances guide

Are you in the market for a new cooktop, fridge or smaller household appliance? With so much rubbish around, it’s worth doing your homework to get value for money.

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Simple pleasures: saving energy in the smart home

Smart tech has the potential to save energy in the home – but you need to go well beyond a product’s energy-saving claims in order to really work out if the ‘smart’ solution is in fact more effective than a ‘simple’ one.

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How to stop draughts at home

Find out how to stop draughts and keep your house warm this winter.

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High Life Expo 2016: sustainable strata living

Calling all inner Melbourne apartment dwellers: looking to make your home more comfortable and efficient? Keen to reduce common energy bills? Want to know how to get owner-led sustainability projects off the ground in your building? High Life Expo will connect you with others who have already done it, and suppliers and experts who can help.

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Sanctuary 34 out now

Sanctuary 34 is on its way to letterboxes and newsagencies near you, full of advice and inspiration for sustainable living and building.

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Outside the box: An energy-efficient addition

An energy-efficient addition to a charming double brick home in Melbourne’s east bucks the trend for all new.

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Beyond greener pastures

Sanctuary takes a look at some leading examples of low carbon, community-focused developments in suburban and regional Australia.

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Sanctuary 33 out now

Sanctuary 33 is on its way to letterboxes and newsagencies near you, full of advice and inspiration for sustainable living and building.

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Did You Know?

Refrigerators can cost anywhere from $80 a year to over $900 a year to run, so choose carefully.