Designing for Sustainable Living

Built by Education Queensland’s Distance Learning Unit in consultation with the Department of Public Works’ Built Environment Research Unit and the Department of Housing’s Smart Housing project team, the learning object addresses sustainability in the home environment through:

  • siting a house on a block of land;
  • orienting a house using passive solar design;
  • capturing natural ventilation by employing the information from the site and orientation details;
  • establishing vegetation around the house;
  • managing resources through effective waste management, recycling etc;
  • energy management;
  • water management; and
  • social issues associated with the choices made for orientation, fittings, appliances and access.

Go to:

http://www.works.qld.gov.au/tdd/enviro_build/ss_house/virt_tours/lo.html

By CERES Education – Outreach Team|2017-11-06T17:24:30+10:00April 30th, 2013|0 Comments
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