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Melbourne to Get “World First Tesla Suburb”

Posted by Peter, on July 18, 2016

The Glenvill property group has announced the first release of houses in its Yarraville development which it says will be the world’s first”Tesla suburb”. Every house will have a Tesla Powerwall, electric car recharging points and a six-star ecologically sustainable development rating.  Continue reading »

Aussie Scientists Develop New Coating Which Keeps Roofs Much Cooler

Posted by Peter, on June 10, 2015

Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a coating which keeps roofs significantly cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the most intense summer conditions. Dr Angus Gentle and Emeritus Professor Geoff Smith reported that a roof with a “coated polymer stack” – a combination of specially chosen polyesters on a silver […]  Continue reading »

Solar Rebates for Melbourne Businesses

Posted by Peter, on March 3, 2015

The City of Melbourne has launched a Commercial Solar Rebate Initiative to help businesses save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Under the scheme, rebates of between $2,000 and $4,000 will be available to businesses installing a minimum 10 kilowatt solar PV system. Applications must be made by June 12th. As well as the rebates, the […]  Continue reading »

Aussie & Kiwi Green Sites Win Awards

Posted by Peter, on November 12, 2014

Yealands Family Wines has been named the overall World Champion at the Green Apple Environment Awards.  Yealands Family Wines competed against more than 500 global nominations from a range of industries. The Yaelands vineyard in Blenheim has a 99 kilowatt solar rooftop – the largest in New Zealand. The vineyard also uses wind power and […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Company Aiming for Sustainable Modular Housing

Posted by Peter, on September 11, 2014

A Brisbane company, Nova Deko, is aiming for a global market for its modular housing which it ultimately intends to be affordable and sustainable with no requirement for utility services such as power, water and sewerage. The company currently manufactures housing modules with the same dimensions as shipping containers. This allows them to be transported […]  Continue reading »

$3.9 billion to Make Australian Homes More Energy Efficient

Posted by Peter, on February 4, 2009

As part of its "Nation Building" programme, the Australian Government has promised to provide free ceiling insulation and  installation, worth up to $1,600, for all homes which are not currently insulated. The Government estimates that there are 2.2 million such homes and that home owners will save an average of $200 a year by having […]  Continue reading »

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