The Sustainable House Handbook
By Josh Byrne
Hardie Grant, RRP $39.99
Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne has released his comprehensive guide to building an affordable green home for the future - all from personal experience. He shows how to ditch the air-conditioning; integrate solar power; reduce water use; incorporate organic food production; and design spaces to improve your wellbeing.
The GreenSmart tables show you how Josh's house addressed the Housing Industry Association GreenSmart objectives, but they could easily be a checklist when you build your own home. He also works through the different materials and fabrics you will need to construct a better-performing home.