ice caps, bushfires, floods and droughts. Scientists say the world is
in the middle of a climate emergency, and our historical reliance on
fossil fuels may cost us our future.
In the midst of this,
homeowners are coming around to the idea that they can say goodbye to
expensive utility bills and power their homes at a far more economical
Investors are also waking up to the reality that energy-saving solutions are starting to appeal
to the broader market, and this demand has the increasing opportunity to
boost the resale price of a property.
are lots of practical steps you can take to help make your Australian
home more energy-efficient and more comfortable at the same time.
While some of these fixes do increase upfront costs, others are very
affordable, and they will save you money on your power bills, and impact
the resale value of your home in the long term. Let's take a look at
some sustainable design principles to consider when you're building your
first consideration when creating an energy-efficient home should
always be the orientation of the building on the block. North-facing
aspects are popular due to the seasonal movements of the sun.