renewable energy

Should you quit the grid?

Debate abounds on whether going off-grid is the ‘greenest’ response for those households wanting to reduce their environmental impact and reduce energy bills. Andrew Reddaway steps through the multiple ways households are connected to the grid, and explains what’s involved with cutting ties.

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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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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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Sydney terrace reborn

Architect Caroline Pidcock has lovingly restored her historic Sydney terrace to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Heritage renovation done well

Architect Anna Lindstad’s passive solar transformation of her inner-Melbourne corner shop is cited as an example of heritage renovation done well, but its success came with a fight.

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Sanctuary 32 hitting the streets

Issue 32 of Sanctuary Green Home magazine is on its way to letterboxes and newsagencies near you, full of advice and inspiration for sustainable living and building.

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Tesla’s affordable and simple energy storage

Lance Turner takes a look at the new Tesla Powerwall, due in Australia by 2016.

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Sanctuary 31 on its way

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

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