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Green Home

July 8, 2013
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A green home is an environmentally sustainable residence, designed, constructed and operated to minimise or [eliminate where possible] the total environmental impacts and embodied energy use.

The main strategies to achieve a green home include:

  • design or certify in accordance with an accredited institution (BREEAM, LEED, Passivhaus, etc.)
  • reduced energy loss or consumption (energy efficiency)
  • utilising renewable or clean energy sources (microgeneration)
  • water conservation (brown and grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting)
  • good waste management practices (reduce, reuse, recycle)

Green homes save money, energy, increase comfort and create healthier environments for people to live and work in.

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