The 20/20 House Part 6 – Why the 20/20 House?

The 20/20 House Part 6 The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality. Why the 20/20 House? You may ask yourself: Why the 20/20 House? What does it mean? I guess if you have studied architecture and even more so...

Why Is Good Window Design So Important?

Windows are essential for a house and the comfort and well-being of its habitants, as they let natural light and fresh air into the building and enable views. Appropriate window design, size, location and glazing treatment, combined with shading and internal covers,...

The 20/20 House Part 5 – What else to look for?

What else to look for when selection the ideal site to build your energy efficient and sustainable home? The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.   Something important to look out for are trees on...

Insulation: How are they doing it Overseas?

Thermal bridges When I started working in Australia in 2007,I was puzzled how thin walls can be. For example, an external wall can 110mm, 90mm for the timber studs, 10mm plasterboard on one side ,10mm fc sheeting on the outside and insulation just between the studs....