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HOME IDEAS EXPO JUNE 26-27, 2010
This Saturday & Sunday
26th - 27th June
10am to 4pm
10 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR HOME
MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE
BUILDING OR RENOVATING
IN AMINE SUBSIDENCE DISTR
PUTTING SERVICE AND THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE FIRST
Visit us at the Expo for FREE
information bags and advice on:
Meet Maurie Mole at 11.30am and 1pm
• Surface development guidelines
• Housing and construction techniques
• Mine subsidence issues
• Subdivision of land
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Households around the country are
being actively encouraged to consider
the environment by governments
when building or renovating a home.
By taking into account the following
10 tips you can be assured you will be
playing your part in making the planet
a better place.
1. If you're building a new home,
make sure it is positioned to make
the most of solar passive design
opportunities. If you're renovating,
consider changing rooms around to
take passive design into account.
2. Incorporate shading structures or
eaves to minimise the entry of summer
sun and allow penetration from
3. Insulate the walls, floors and
ceilings of the home with the most
suitable material and one that has the
highest R-value for the job. Combine
this with thermal mass, e.g. bricks,
concrete and earth, inside the home.
4. Seal around external doors and
windows and install self-sealing
exhaust fans in bathrooms, toilet and
laundry areas to limit draughts.
5. Select window glazing -- e.g.
single, double or tinted -- that achieves
optimum glazing conditions for your
climate. The correct placement and
selection of windows will also help
maximise cross ventilation.
6. Zone the house so you have more
control on the areas of the home that
need to be cooled or heated using
doors and walls.
7. Select the most energy and water
efficient whitegoods and lighting
appliances that you can afford.
8. Install four-star toilets, water
efficient tapware and shower roses.
9. Consider installing treated
wastewater systems or rainwater tanks
to help reduce the amount of potable
water used in and around the home.
10. Purchase renewable energy for
household use or install photovoltaic
systems where your budget allows.
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