Australia's online resource providing practical information on how to create sustainable urban residential developments. Contains fact sheets, case studies, links to other sites, user comments and news articles.
The Energy Rating label enables consumers to compare the energy efficiency of domestic appliances on a fair and equitable basis. It also provides incentive for manufacturers to improve the energy performance of appliances. Provides a guide to choosing energy efficient appliances and products in all sectors (residential, commercial and industrial).
This guide gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities pages designed to improve environmental performance of Australian Government departments and agencies. Information resources include advice, communication networks and access to best practice environmental management techniques from around the world.
Provides a starting point for information about living more sustainably and reducing your environmental impact. It also includes information on rebates, grants and loans to help with the initial cost of practical solutions for saving energy and water.
Designed to help you find relevant information about chemicals as quickly and easily as possible. Information has been arranged into topics to help focus your search; alternatively you can use the search facilities on the left.
The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) invests into research and adoption of sustainable irrigation practices. It collaborates with government and primary producer bodies and has been responsible for improved irrigation scheduling and application techniques.
Information about sustainable transport including Fuel Consumption Label, Fuel Consumption Guide, Alternative Fuels, Travel Demand Management and TravelSmart Australia.
The Board works with the water industry to develop consistent standards for water accounting which will improve the economic, social and environmental outcomes of water management.
The Water Efficiency Guide: Office and Public Buildings gives practical 'how to' help for building owners, managers and users to reduce water use by up to 30% to 40%. They provide an introduction to the technical and behavioural opportunities that exist in office and public buildings for reducing water consumption and increasing water reuse. The second part of the publication is the National water intensity benchmarks for office buildings and public buildings.
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme aims to improve water efficiency by assisting people to purchase, and encouraging industry to manufacture, more water efficient products.
Your Home is a suite of consumer and technical guide materials and tools developed to encourage the design, construction or renovation of homes to be comfortable, healthy, less expensive to run while more environmentally friendly.