Design and renovation

Council works with its community to create a well-planned and sustainable urban environment. Council encourages residents to consider incorporating sustainable design principles into buildings and renovation.

Meet James, Jeni and Alan who renovated using practical sustainable design features, or come on a sustainable house tour.

What is sustainable design?

Sustainable design considers the relationship of the building to the local environment and community, and the broader environment and community, for now and in the future.

Guidelines and practical tips are available on Your Home, Australia’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes.

Sustainable designers, builders and renovators consider:

334 Young Street, Annandale - Winner
334 Young St, Annandale—Winner 2017 Sustainable Building Award

Useful online resources

Your Home

This resource provides information regarding how to conduct environmentally-friendly renovations, as well as how to save money and create a safe and comfortable home.

Sustainability Victoria

The Victorian Government provides information about how to ‘green’ your home, including a dedicated section about renovating in an environmentally-friendly manner. This website is almost a database of energy and water savings options and green renovation tips. It’s a fantastic resource, though some information regarding rebates may not be available for NSW residents.

HIA Greensmart

HIA’s Greensmart website has some useful links and publications, including the monthly GreenSmart Magazine. Also available are guidance notes and information sheets on rebates and financial assistance for environmental protection efforts..

EcoDirectory

The EcoDirectory is an online resource which will help you find suppliers of environmentally-friendly materials and energy saving devices, as well as tradespeople who have an environmental focus.

YOUR SAY INNER WEST

Your Say Inner West website
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SERVICES IN YOUR AREA

Follow the links below to find contact details and services in your area: