A line drawing of the front door of a home. There is a ramp that should be, at a minimum, 1000 millimetres wide at the bottom and 1330 millimetres wide at the top. The gradient of the ramp is one in eight and is 1.5 metres long. The front door is 870 millimetres wide, and the door handle is 1000 millimetres from the ground. The back wall of the patio is 1270 millimetres from the far edge of the front door.

A line drawing of the front door of a home. There is a ramp that should be, at a minimum, 1000 millimetres wide at the bottom and 1330 milli.

A cross-section of a two-storey house showing a variety of noise sources associated with various room usages.

A cross-section of a two-storey house showing a variety of noise sources associated with various room usages.

Site plan of a suburban block shows drainage control down the uphill side, sediment barriers on the downhill edges, stockpiles inside the sediment barriers on the downhill corners and a stabilised entry with flow control hump on the downhill side.

Site plan of a suburban block shows drainage control down the uphill side, sediment barriers on the downhill edges, stockpiles inside the sediment barriers on the downhill corners and a stabilised entry with flow control hump on the downhill side.

In two different versions of an elevated house next to a neighbour's sitting area, a fixed screen or plantings are located so that the occupant of the elevated house cannot see directly into the neighbour's sitting area.

In two different versions of an elevated house next to a neighbour's sitting area, a fixed screen or plantings are located so that the occupant of the elevated house cannot see directly into the neighbour's sitting area.

A living room with rendered walls and a number of small square windows for natural light. A glass door opens to the outdoors and a a number of small pot plants are located around the room. The room is furnished with comfortable wicker furniture with cushions.

A living room with rendered walls and a number of small square windows for natural light. A glass door opens to the outdoors and a a number of small pot plants are located around the room. The room is furnished with comfortable wicker furniture with cushions.

A photo of two modern homes with fixed awnings and pergolas sharing a paved pedestrian area and small garden.

Australia's guide to designing, building and living in environmentally sustainable homes.

A suburban backyard has fruit trees and a variety of open, netted and shaded garden beds with fruit and vegetables.

A suburban backyard has fruit trees and a variety of open, netted and shaded garden beds with fruit and vegetables.

A diagram shows home energy use and production being monitored by an energy management system; many such houses and power stations are connected to the grid, receiving power from different types of power generation that include fossil-fuel based methods and wind turbines.

A diagram shows home energy use and production being monitored by an energy management system; many such houses and power stations are connected to the grid, receiving power from different types of power generation that include fossil-fuel based methods and wind turbines.


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