How to build a smarter, more sustainable home

These 5 videos will take you through how to create a sustainable lifestyle and a home with low running costs.

Home Design

As part of your building process, have you asked yourself how you can build a more sustainable home but didn’t know how or where to start. These 6 short videos will provide you with tips on:

  1. Introduction to sustainable living and environmental design;
  2. Designing your home for your local climate;
  3. Be more energy-efficient and generate your own energy;
  4. Save and harvest valuable water;
  5. Use healthy and sustainable building materials; and
  6. Design a home with improved accessibility.


You can watch these videos one by one, or pick and choose the topics you want to learn more about.



Video 1 is an introduction to 5 short videos that provide you with the ideas that people are using to build a more sustainable home that’s cheaper to run, holds its market value, and is more comfortable to live in.



Video 2 has tips on how to design a climate responsive home for the relevant climate zones around Australia 


Video 3 explains how good design and choosing efficient appliances can deliver a very energy-efficient home and how you can generate your own electricity



Video 4 provides tips on how to save valuable water around the home and garden


Videos 5 includes the latest information on sustainable building materials plus tips on recycling



Video 6 talks about designing a home to adapt to people's changing needs as some easy design features will make a home more accessible now and into the future


The information provided in these videos is of a general nature covering all regions in Australia. Specific variations in data and design considerations will need to be investigated to address local conditions and situations.