We all hope to achieve the most energy efficient and healthiest structure when doing any building work on a modest budget and probably your home may not include all of the features below but,

Do your plans for a greener and healthier build include the some of the following features?

  • Rainwater harvesting for irrigation and/or toilets
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
  • Recycled materials such as concrete or timber for retaining walls that would otherwise end up at landfill
  • Timber and stones locally sourced within the state
  • High efficiency heating and cooling (if necessary)
  • Energy-saving appliances and lighting
  • Low VOC finishes: VOC means Volatile Organic Compounds. They are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our homes. Once these chemicals are in our homes, their fumes are released into the indoor air we breathe.
  • Plenty of roof insulation
  • Passive solar
  • Solar panel for tank or pool pumps, LED lights
  • Edible gardens

Jan Couper
M.Ed.; M.Env.

To achieve any of the above, give Jan a call 0403 805 306 to discuss your requirements and connect with reliable, recommended service providers, installers, experts, landscapers and builders.