Since most Australian homes are energy inefficient - either too cold or too hot and quite expensive to run - the City of Kwinana would like to encourage owners and potential buyers to consider sustainable design principles when considering a new home or upgrading an existing one.
Building a home using good design principles can not only reduce energy consumption, but also water-use and your energy bills, whilst offering a comfortable living environment.
These design principles include:
- site selection;
- room layout;
- windows and ventilation;
- colour and exteriors;
- shading and landscaping; and