Utilising recycled timber and the thousands-of-years-old construction material of rammed earth, the “Djildjit” home in Fremantle WA is environmental engineer Martin Anda’s answer to the passive solar philosophy.
If you’re anything like me, you’re increasingly working from home, one that was built before energy efficiency measures were introduced in Australia.
What do you do when your home is too chilly and you can’t find any sustainable homes on the market? You build your own.
In the tropics, the deep sea is cold and the sea surface is very warm. That temperature difference can be harnessed and turned into electricity. If we can improve the technology, this method of producing power could be a godsend for island nations reliant on expensive and polluting diesel for their power.
The animals and plants at risk of extinction finally made it onto the political agenda last week, as Labor and the Greens launched biodiversity policies ahead of the federal election.
No one wants to live in a noisy home. This was one couple’s challenge when they purchased a block of land in the Sydney suburb of Thornleigh sandwiched between a busy road and a train line.
In the human fascination with birds, it’s the flashy appearance and antics of males that get the most attention from researchers and the public.
Fads and fashion have always influenced the plants we keep. And so it is with variegated plants, which have become very popular with indoor plant enthusiasts these days.
With sustainability and efficient building becoming a priority in today’s increasingly climate-conscious world, there is one form of construction that seems to be on the up-and-up.