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There are many simple ways you can apply the principles of sustainable housing design into plans for a new home, renovations to existing dwellings or features to look for when buying and existing house. To see the principles of sustainable design, visit:

The two major design features of homes designed and built under the Sustainable Homes program are best practice passive solar design suitable for area’s local climatic conditions, and the incorporation of universal housing design (i.e. ‘Smart Housing’). Whilst the above links provide relevant information on these two key design features, additional useful material can also be found at our Resources page.

Last updated August 2006

Sustainable home
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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