The Sustainable Homes program is providing communities throughout Queensland with display homes which incorporate principles of sustainable design and performance utilising the Smart & Sustainable Homes Design Objectives. The homes are unique because they provide practical examples within their regional climatic context of dwellings that aim to meet the triple bottom line concept of sustainability i.e. environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Governments and industry are partnering to design, build and promote the features and benefits of sustainable housing across the state. In a national first, the Sustainable Homes program is a Queensland legacy of the Year of the Built Environment (YBE 2004) - a year that highlighted the need for our built environments to become more sustainable through improved design and function.
The Enviro-cottage at Spring Hill is now complete. For information on display times and dates, please visit the Spring Hill "Enviro-cottage" page under Projects.
Queensland Government developed Smart Housing in response to the demand for housing that better meets people's needs over time and responds to the Queensland climate while saving money. To find out more click here.
All sustainable homes have been designed using the Smart & Sustainable Homes Design Objectives.