Sustainable design principles
Building a home using good design principles can reduce your energy consumption, water-use and energy bills. It also offers a comfortable living environment.
These design principles include:
- site selection;
- room layout;
- windows and ventilation;
- colour and exteriors;
- shading and landscaping; and
Water is in critically short supply in areas of Western Australia. Simple measures like fitting water efficient showerheads can help to reduce household water consumption. Rainwater tanks can serve as a supplementary water supply and water conservation techniques can be used to reduce outdoor water-use.
Please refer to the WA Department of Health’s advice on the safe use of rainwater tanks on your property.