Do all Sustainable Homes look the same?

    Do all energy efficient and sustainable homes look the same? For me, the answer to this question is so obvious, that I never even thought about the question in the first place. But after conversation I had with someone this week I realised it might not...

Specifying Sustainable Materials

    What makes a material environmentally friendly and what makes it green? Choosing materials for a building requires careful consideration of products and materials that have a reduced impact not just on the environment but also on the health of the...

Why We Love Multi-Generational-Living

    For me growing up in Germany multi-generational living was just a normal thing. I never even thought much about it, because it was so common for me. Whereas sadly here in Australia it is fairly rare and even worse, it is kind on an illegal, grey...

Optimal Use Of Thermal Mass

How to locate thermal mass Thermal mass needs to be situated correctly and needs to work in combination with passive solar design and good performing insulation, otherwise it can have negative effects and even increase the need for heating and cooling. Thermal mass...