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...

The 20/20 House: Cost Saving Ideas – Windows

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.     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...

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...