A sustainable home is more liveable and comfortable, accessible, responsive and saves you money on water and energy bills over the medium to long-term, thereby reducing its environmental impact. Also by incorporating design features upfront, it should require fewer major modifications as we get older e.g. accessible bathroom and bedroom.
Housing design is a critical feature in your home’s sustainability performance. Whether you are building, buying or renovating, by applying a range of the following design measures you can improve its performance:
Last updated August 2006