This is great news for Australia’s planned first zero-carbon eco village, to be located south of Melbourne. Long gone the times where green living and eco investments had to convince through ideology alone. With energy from conventional sources becoming more and more expensive, and global demand rapidly rising, efficiency, green technology and smart design will have to be the way forward for both the developed and the developing world. Certainly, using space to build new eco-villages is a privilege for a few: the real challenge lies in upgrading existing houses and flats. Tightening regulation on personal and commercial greenhouse gas emissions mean it will be only a matter of time for the ‘green’ buildings gold rush to begin.
Pictured: Solscape EcoRetreat, Raglan, New Zealand, own photo
- Solscape – eco retreat and sustainability champion (blog.floriankaefer.com)
- Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete! (inhabitat.com)
- Green Business Trend: Aiming for Carbon Zero (smallbiztrends.com)