WA gets its first 6 Star Green Star public building

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Sets new benchmark for local governments around Australia.


DIY build tool

Thursday, 10 July 2014

How a new building materials auction site is making DIY home renovations a whole lot easier and greener.

Build & Renovating Expo

Build & Renovating Expo

12 – 14 July, 2013

Want to learn more about building and renovating? The Building & Home Improvement Expo offers the latest building options, opportunities and news, providing first hand product knowledge, new materials and innovative techniques. Over 25,000 visitors came to the 2011 Building & Home Improvement Expo, so don't miss out on attending this year's event, with 1000s of new products and services, and approximately 300 exhibiting companies. A one stop shop for to see a handpicked line-up of over 300 industry leaders showcasing innovative building materials.

Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Vic.
When: 10am-9pm Friday 13, 10am-8pm Saturday 14 July & 10am-5pm Sunday 15 July.
Cost: Entry at the door is $20 for adults, pensioners and students $15, accompanied children under 14 free. Pre-purchased online tickets are $16. G readers are invited to take advantage of an exclusive 2 for 1 ticket offer and save $16. Visit and click on the 'Purchase Public Tickets Here'. Enter Promotional code ‘GREEN’ to redeem the discount.
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renovation expo

Building and renovation exhibition

12 - 14 July, 2013
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be hosting the 'Build and Renovating Expo' over one weekend in July. The show will feature a variety of exhibitors specialising in innovative building materials and products, including experts in sustainability and healthy living interiors. If you're looking to build, renovate, or simply learn more about the industry then this event is for you.

Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Vic.
When: From 10am, Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July, 2013.
Cost: Adult - online purchase: $16. Adult (at door): $20. Concession $15. Children under 14: Free!
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Sydney Home Show Sustainable Living Stage

Thursday May 16 to Sunday May 19, 2013
The Sydney Home Show, Australia's leading building and renovation expo, will feature a Sustainable Living Stage dedicated to green building, design and renovation. The stage will showcase Sustainable Living experts, the latest green trends, water conservation, green gardens and much more. Home owners can also seek expert advice while discussing the problems they may be having in the process of 'going green'.

Where:Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre, Sydney, NSW.
When: May 16 - May 19, 2013.
Cost: From $16.00.
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An energy-positive home

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Marc Bernstein talks us through the Melbourne Design Studios’ 10 Star PassivHaus, a new house he helped design that generates more energy than it uses.


Sustainable homes for Earth

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Looking like something Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, the quirky Earthship homes are in fact some of the greenest kinds of abodes around.


Ask G: White roofs

Monday, 20 August 2012

Tanya Ha tackles your eco-questions and finds out if we should be painting our roofs white on top?

HIA Build Green

HIA BuildGreen Expo

31 May - 3 June (Sydney), & 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012

Power prices are expected to double within the next five years, and water charges too are forecast to increase substantially. The HIA BuildGreen Expo brings together over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in green renovation, building, furnishing, home improvements, and outdoor living. Visit the expo to discover new products and services to retro-fit your existing home or build a new “green” home. Learn how you can save hundreds off your water and electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Discover sustainable building, green renovations, water saving devices and energy saving appliances. Running twice a year alongside the Herald Sun home Show in Melbourne and the Sydney HIA Home Show, the HIA BuildGreen Expo has everything you need to give your home a 6-star energy rating!

G has 20 double passes to give away to the Melbourne event in August! Just email us your best tip for greening your home to by Monday 13th August.

Where: Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Door 5, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne.
When: 10am - 7pm, 31 May - 3 June (Sydney); & 10am – 6pm (except Friday 17 until 9pm) 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012.
Cost: Sydney show: $14 general admission ($18 at show), $14 concession ($15 at show), kids under 18 free. **SPECIAL OFFER FOR G MAGAZINE READERS: Buy online and quote code "G-Mag" to buy a half price ticket for the Sydney and Melbourne shows! Click here to purchase.
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Hearts of the home

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A well-planned renovation on your kitchen or bathroom – the most used rooms at home – can be a great opportunity to save water and power in the long run.

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