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Green Smart Magazine : GreenSmart 2010
74 greensmart 2010 The HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards, held at Parliament House in Canberra on 19 May 2009, attracted a large number of entries from GreenSmart professionals all around Australia -- showcasing their solutions for a greener building industry. The 2009 winners are: AWARDS 2009 For more information on the HIA-Boral GreenSmart Awards visit www.greensmart.com.au. HIA GreenSmart Home Award WINNER: Eden Projects Australia Tel: 1300 917 491 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Project Home of the Year WINNER: Jade Projects Australia Tel: 08 9470 6771 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Community Development of the Year Award WINNER: Land Management Corporation Tel: 08 8207 0835 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Water Efficiency Housing Award WINNER: Scott Hawkins Homes Tel: 02 6373 1383 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Product of the Year Award WINNER: SolaMate HRV Tel: 1800 478 123 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Professional of the Year Award WINNER: Lyn Beinat of ecoMaster Tel: 1300 326 627 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Resource Efficiency Housing Award WINNER: The Village Building Co. Tel: 02 6241 6844 PARTNERED BY: HIA GreenSmart Energy Efficiency Award WINNER: Jade Projects Australia Tel: 08 9470 6771 PARTNERED BY: rules+regulations that can be used in each room of the home. The requirement is based on the floor area of each room. For more information on the changes under BCA 2010, you should speak to your builder or local council. Getting help: what rebates are available? The federal government and most state governments have a range of rebates available to help improve the energy and water efficiency of your home. Most of these rebates are available only to existing homes, but a few are available for new homes. The rebates change over time and are aimed at promoting the installation of energy-efficient appliances, such as high rating hot water systems, or water efficiency, with rebates for rainwater tanks, water- efficient appliances, water-wise gardens, tapware and toilet replacements. In some cases, homes may be eligible for both a federal and a state rebate. The federal government launched a new webpage in 2009: www.livinggreener.gov.au. This is a quick and easy way to find out what rebates and programs are operating in your state or territory. gs meeting minimum requirements The top five things you can do to meet the minimum energy rating in your climate zone are: • Locating the house on the right orientation to take advantage of winter sun and create summer shade. This includes using eaves, awnings and window protection. • Using the right wall, ceiling, roof and floor insulation to suit the climate and orientation. • Choosing the right windows and glazing to suit the orientation and room type. • Sealing the openings throughout the house -- windows, doors and skylights -- for winter weather. • Using openable windows and skylights to create breeze paths between rooms for summer weather. HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR RECENTLY COMPLETED ONLY NEED TO COMPLY WITH THE PREVIOUS RULES IN THE STATE IN WHICH YOU ARE BUILDING