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Sailing my Earth Home Through Summer into 2017
Green
Friday March 31 2017

Sailing my Earth Home Through Summer into 2017

How can you run your home freely like a sailing ship for best thermal performance in the Australian climate? An earth home could be the answer.

Earth Building – Modern Sustainable Architecture in Advanced Economies
Green
Friday December 16 2016

Earth Building – Modern Sustainable Architecture in Advanced Economies

All buildings should be affordable, safe, healthy, sustainable, comfortable and desirable, and unfired earth as a building material achieves these basic benchmarks.

Rammed Earth Receives a New Groundswell of Support
Green
Tuesday September 13 2016

Rammed Earth Receives a New Groundswell of Support

As a construction technique, rammed earth has well and truly has stood the test of time.

Mass-linked Ventilation Offers Comfort for Australian Buildings
Green
Friday July 29 2016

Mass-linked Ventilation Offers Comfort for Australian Buildings

In Australia, cooling has always been the challenge, and climate change predictions are that cool temperate heating climates like Melbourne will become cooling climates within the...

Earth Buildings: Comfortable, Healthy and Zero Carbon
Green
Monday June 6 2016

Earth Buildings: Comfortable, Healthy and Zero Carbon

Have you considered designing and building a really sustainable home?

Is NaTHERS Holding Back Sustainable Best Practice?
Buildings
Tuesday May 12 2015

Is NaTHERS Holding Back Sustainable Best Practice?

One of the biggest challenges for the built environment is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Earth building has been around for centuries, houses nearly half of the...

Insurers Want NZ Govt to Make Decision Earthquake Body
Structural
Wednesday February 4 2015

Insurers Want NZ Govt to Make Decision Earthquake Body

The long-running review of how to fund and structure New Zealand's earthquake insurance body is keeping global insurers on tenterhooks.

Underground Houses Provide Relief from Heating/Cooling Costs
Residential
Friday November 15 2013

Underground Houses Provide Relief from Heating/Cooling Costs

Underground houses may be known by different names - green home, earth integrated home, earth contact home, earth sheltered home, hobbit house and many more -...

Aqueduct House Defined by a Rammed Earth Wall
Residential
Wednesday September 25 2013

Aqueduct House Defined by a Rammed Earth Wall

Aqueduct House features spaces that are defined and connected to the outdoors by a rammed earth wall that runs the entire length of the house.