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Welcome to Queensland's Sustainable Homes Website - part of the Queensland's Government Smart & Sustainable Homes Program.


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.

Open House

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.






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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.



Sustainable homes news...

Smart and Sustainable Homes wins Premier’s Award

The Premiers Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were held on Tuesday, 9 December 2008. The Smart and Sustainable Homes Program won the award in the Sustainable Environment category from three other finalists - a great endorsement for all the hard work that everyone involved in all the projects has contributed.

Check out Sustainable Home Spring Hill Enviro-Cottage newsletter for up-to-date information on what's been happening with their renovation project.

Exciting News! The revised Smart & Sustainable Homes Design Objectives and Designing for Queensland's Climate booklets series are now available for download at If you would like a hardcopy email:

Click the links below for updates to Sustainable Home Spring Hill
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Who's involved

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Department of Public Works
Illuminating Engineering Society
Australian Green Development Forum
Bendigo Bank
Housing Industry Association
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Urban Development Institute of Australia        Australian Institute of Architects
Planning Institute of Australia
Queensland Master Builders Association
Queensland Government