Help! I need to find an Energy Assessor!

on 22 September 2015
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questionHow do I get an Energy Rating for my home? Why do I need an Energy Rating? How much does an Energy Rating Cost? Do I really need an Energy Rating? How do I know who I can trust in this industry? How does it relate to the BASIX system in NSW? What's the 6 Stars all about?

 

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The Living Room

on 14 September 2015
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Yesterday was Sustainable House Day, and I had the privilege of seeing inside one inspirational design in Brisbane.

Sustainable House Day (www.sustainablehouseday.com) has been operating for over ten years, and gives people the opportunity to visit and explore sustainable homes and chat with homeowners and designers about their design. The idea is to encourage conversation and inspiration for visitors so that they can learn more about environmentally healthy homes, and put some of the features they learn about into their own homes.

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How is NABERS different to NatHERS?

on 29 July 2015
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Yellow Awning phot by Theen MoyNABERS, the National Australian Built Environment Rating System, and NatHERS, the National House Energy Rating Scheme, are Australian Government Initiatives designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the efficiency of buildings. These two schemes have a number of differences:

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