R104

ReNew Issue 104

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ReNew Issue 104 is out now!

  • Sustainability beyond the stars
  • A serious LED light
  • A DIY electronic dipstick
  • DIY floor heating, and it’s solar!
  • Greywater and your soil
  • The good life, and it’s off the grid
  • Aerobics in the garden
  • Composting toilet buyers guide
  • Kermitted to solar
  • Questioning the solar changes
  • Guerrilla solar in the Aussie burbs
  • Outdoor lighting solutions
  • Easy low-cost hot-box cookery
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Issue Contents:

  • Sustainability beyond the stars

    Are new homes meeting environmental standards? Or is the ratings system flawed? Alicia Webb takes a look at home energy ratings.
  • Outdoor lighting solutions

    Outdoor lighting is often overused. Lance Turner looks at the issues and some possible solutions.
  • Guerrilla solar in the Aussie burbs

    Some people just do it their own way when it comes to grid-connect solar.
  • Questioning the solar changes

    Associate Professor John Boland and David Synnott share their views on means testing the solar rebate.
  • Kermitted to solar

    Phil Eastwood?s home-made solar pond attracted some welcome birds and critters.
  • Composting toilet buyers guide

    Seeking an alternative to the bog standard toilet? Welcome to the world of composting loos.
  • Aerobics in the garden

    Max Sargent describes his very simple, but quite essential, home made composting bin.
  • The good life’and it’s off the grid

    With its own electricity and water supply, this home has never missed a beat, writes Judy Celmins.
  • Greywater and your soil

    A recent soil test project shows what impact greywater has on the garden.
  • DIY floor heating ,and it’s solar!

    Environmentally-friendly floor heating is possible. Per-Steinar Jacobsen shows how.
  • A DIY electronic dipstick

    What would you do with an electronic dipstick? Measure the water level in your tank, of course!
    A solution for compact-fluoro light disposal (left) and a new turbine (right) in products, page 78.
  • A serious LED light

    It?s not easy to find a decent LED light fitting. Lance Turner describes his DIY version for the home.
  • Easy low-cost hot-box cookery

    Cooking with blankets has never been so easy. Hugh Spencer shows how he prefers to do a stew