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Starting on your green building journey?
We can help you with the first steps!

 

“We are passionate about helping you create a beautiful, healthy, comfortable, functional & sustainable home (& life!) you love, that doesn’t cost the earth”

- Talina Edwards

RESOURCES

ELEMENTAL DESIGN ADVICE: 

See our full list of our #ElementalDesign Advice blog posts here to help you on your Sustainable Home Journey.

links and resources for green healthy eco comfortable sustainable smart homes

We’ve compiled this list of resources to help you, and we’ll continue to update it regularly. Hope you’ll find it useful.

PASSIVHAUS (PASSIVE HOUSE) RESOURCES

 

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING/ARCHITECTURE REFERENCE BOOKS (some of our favourite recommendations!):

 

OWNER BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION REFERENCE BOOKS/RESOURCES:

 

MAGAZINES (PRINT & ONLINE):

 

GREEN BUILDING VIDEOS:

 

PODCASTS:

  • Our friend Amelia Lee at The Undercover Architect does a very helpful podcast all about “Getting It Right” when building and renovating your home (Australian):  https://undercoverarchitect.com/podcast/ 
  • Home Style Green: http://homestylegreen.com/ (From New Zealand but with international content and very relevant information for Australia with interviews focussed on sustainable homes).

 

GREEN BUILDING WEBSITES – INSPIRATION & IDEAS:

 

GENERAL SUSTAINABLE LIVING:

 

WATER EFFICIENCY:

 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL SELECTION:

 

APPLIANCES (ENERGY EFFICIENT):

 

LIGHTING:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY / SOLAR HOT WATER:

 

ONLINE CALCULATORS:

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

WATER FOOTPRINT

LED LIGHTING CALCULATOR

R-VALUE CALCULATORS

WATER TANK CALCULATOR

SOLAR ENERGY FEASIBILITY

BUILDING PERMIT LEVY FEE CALCULATOR

AIR CONDITIONING SIZING CALCULATOR

LIGHT BULB SAVING APP/CALCULATOR

ENERGY RATING LABEL APP/CALCULATOR

 

 

GREEN ROOFS (LIVING ROOFS):

 

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING/PERMACULTURE:

 

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BICYCLES

CAR-SHARE (Melbourne only at this stage – doesn’t seem to be any in Ballarat yet)

 

MORE EFFICIENT CARS:

 

CARBON OFFSET PROGRAMS:

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL / CHARITIES / NGO LINKS:

 

SUSTAINABILITY & KIDS:

 

SOLAR & SUN MOVEMENT & ORIENTATION FOR YOUR SITE: 

 

USEFUL LINKS FOR YOUR PROJECT:

 

SOME FAVE ETHICAL SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS:

 

BALLARAT ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS:

 

Have we missed a favourite of yours? Found a broken-link? Please let us know and we’ll update the list! Thanks in advance, Talina x