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Smart Home Trends 2020

Our homes are getting so smart, soon we'll be paying their tuition fees! Here are some genius products graduating out of the next decade. Smart Home Hub Here's a round-up of the new Smart Home Hub feature which contained some pretty impressive voice-controlled tech.  SyncWise Smart Building Solutions The...

This Solar Panel Makes Water From Thin Air

A company based in the US desert presented a way to produce drinking water from thin air at the Home Show. It sounds biblical, but it's actually very scientific. Simplified, SOURCE Hydropanels is a cross between dehumidifier and solar panel, though they’re a little more complicated than that. Wake up...

A Guide to Living Off The Grid

Ever wanted to run away from life’s predictable routine? Or stop relying on coal and drive down your bills? Here, we briefly run through every aspect of cutting the cord and living independently.  Going off the grid can mean so much more than electricity. It can extend to water, food...

Roof Colour And Other Tips For Building A Sustainable Home

Have you ever noticed on a hot day how a black asphalt road is a lot hotter than a light coloured concrete footpath? The exact same situation is happening on our home roofs. Dark coloured roofs are, in general, absorbing more heat energy than light coloured roofs. The roof colour...

Passive solar design & passivehaus

Passive Solar Design and Passivhaus are design philosophies gaining a lot of traction in the construction industry. Here we look at the differences between these approaches so you can be better informed in your research on building a sustainable home. Passive solar design This is a major part of energy...

Energy efficiency tips to save you money

Are you planning to build a new home in Perth? With our harsh summer climate, it can be tough to keep energy costs down in summer, while also keeping your home warm in winter. While initially building a home can be expensive, we have put together some tips to create...

Are You Ready to Store Sunshine?

Energy prices impact every household budget. In the past few years energy prices have doubled and people are looking for solutions to help with the cost of living. Homeowners across the country are using the sun to power savings on their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint by installing...