Your Home: Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes, 6th Edition

Your Home is a comprehensive reference if you are thinking of buying, renovating or building anywhere in Australia, and want to reduce your building costs whilst maximising on energy efficiency

This book shows you current best practice in creating the home you love, which will love the environment back. Produced by the Australian Government, and now in it’s 6th edition, it is chock full of sustainable design ideas and case studies specific to your particular needs.

The Kiewa Valley climate zone ranges from Cool Temperate to Alpine. Designing your house for your climate zone is important as approximately 40% of household energy is used for heating and cooling. This can be cut to almost zero in new homes through effective and climate-appropriate design. Your Home guides you through the appropriate design objectives and considerations, windows and shading, insulation, heating and cooling and construction systems recommended for your specific climate zone.

The Australian Government has made this information broadly available online for free, or if you prefer, there are both hardcover and softcover versions of the 600+ page book available for order from the website.