R115

ReNew Issue 115

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ReNew Issue 115 is out now!

  • Welcome to the eco-cubby
  • Gunnedah’s greener pasture
  • Join the freecycling sharehood
  • Where’s all the lithium from?
  • DIY plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
  • My electric assisted bike
  • A solar boost for cordless drills
  • What stops green rentals?
  • Getting the dope on hemp building
  • Double glazing buyers guide
  • Super-efficient hot water
  • The central heating alternative
  • From church to solar home
  • My blue (green) pool on RAPS
  • What to do when the weather hits?
  • New challenges in Germany
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Issue Contents:

  • Welcome to the eco-cubby

    Cubby houses never used to be this clever! See the designers of the future in action.
  • What to do when the weather hits?

    Find out how to protect your solar, wind or water supply from damage in extreme weather events.
  • My blue (green) pool on RAPS

    It’s cooling down but some tropical residents will still use their pool, while others keep theirs clean.
  • From church to solar home

    An old church gets a new life with a solar PV system from India, and a clever renovation.
  • The central heating alternative

    Here’s what to look for in a wood-fired central heating system this winter.
  • Super-efficient hot water

    It’s ReNew’s first hot water hybrid! One reader combined a heat pump with solar evacuated tubes for great results.
  • Double glazing buyers guide

    Leaky windows and doors are no good when it comes to thermal efficiency. Here’s what to know when buying new panes for your home.
  • Getting the dope on hemp building

    It’s a new wonder material it seems, holding superior thermal properties. Hemp building is happening now!
  • What stops green rentals?

    Landlords talk about what motivates them to improve rental properties—and what doesn’t.
  • A solar boost for cordless drills

    John Hermans loves drilling holes, especially now his drill is solar powered.
  • My electric assisted bike

    We first met Elektra in ReNew 113. She shares her electric pedal designs for zooming around Berlin.
  • DIY plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

    It started as a hybrid but now it can plug straight into the wall. See Stan’s smart car.
  • Where’s all the lithium from?

    Electric cars are all go. To keep up demand for car batteries, the world needs a large lithium supply.
  • Join the freecycling sharehood

    Save money, stop goods entering landfill and meet your neighbours at the same time. See how with these resourceful community groups.
  • Gunnedah’s greener pasture

    Country towns are notorious for limited Eco-options when it come to renting. Here’s a new option in the heart of New South Wales.
  • New challenges in Germany

    Renewable energy has been on the rise in Germany for the last ten years. Will a new government change all this? Here’s a glimpse at both small and large-scale renewable energy in Germany.