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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

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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