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Sustainable design | Green houses
Heating and cooling are the primary sources of energy consumption in Australian households – greater
than water heating, lighting and cooking combined. Reduce your energy costs through passive solar
design, including fitting your windows with operable louvres. They block out the heat in summer and trap
warmth during winter. Aluminium, the common material for manufacture of louvres, can also be recycled
repeatedly without any effect on its quality, and recovery from scrap uses only five per cent of the energy
required to originally extract it, so greenhouse emissions are reduced. Aluminium louvres wrap around
this New South Wales home, with benefits including noise reduction, privacy, security and lower upkeep
than timber shutters. Gordon s Bay House by Luigi Rosselli Architects , luigirosselli.com.
A small living space natu rally means a sma ller
area to supply energy for. Cut your costs and
carbon footprint with a house or apartment that
is sma ll in size but big in possibilities. This 38sqm
apar tmen t in Sydn ey won fo r Residential Design
at the 2012 Australian Interio r D esign Awards.
The brief in vol ved the redesign of an existing
o ne- bedro om apartment to suit a couple with
a yo u ng child. Clever sto rage solution s, simple
design an d clean materials were cru cial to make
the small livi ng space both habitable an d beautiful.
Potts Poi nt Apa r tme nt by Anthony Gill Architects,
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