Is Sustainable Living the Wave of the Future?

Sustainable LivingTURNING green is becoming more and more popular among homeowners as rising household costs, government legislation and greater environmental awareness combine in favour of making a change. Real Estate Institute of Queensland managing director Dan Molloy said sustainable housing was no longer a fringe issue and was increasingly seen as a smart investment decision undertaken by everyday homebuyers.

“Demand for sustainable housing is expected to increase in the years ahead,” Mr Molloy said. “People are more community-minded and are increasingly aware of their personal responsibility for conserving precious and scarce natural resources.

“Some features to consider when building or buying a sustainable home include whether the property has water efficient appliances and a rainwater tank; and if it has passive solar design which can be achieved by incorporating good ventilation, insulation, shading and materials.”

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