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The Rise of the ‘Green Home’

Posted on March 27, 2019

We know that you love that Ecostar double glazing demonstrably improves the thermo efficiency of your homes, but here’s a little fact you might not know… Our uPVC frames are made from post-consumer waste and can be recycled up to 10 times every 40 years, so Ecostar frames have a usable life of 400 years.

To be providing a service and product that improves Melbourne homes’ sustainability, and helps lower the cost of your electricity, certainly puts a smile on our faces.

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We were recently inspired by an article in the Herald Sun about a huge demand for Australian homes that save on power bills and that are plant friendly.

In 2014 Michael Burns and Simon Clark founded Sustainable Homes Melbourne, which focuses on building ‘green homes’.

Their business idea was spurred on by a previous trip to the UK and Canada, which made them realise just how far behind Australia was when it came to ethically conscious building.

It makes us so happy to see that builders are now starting to think about the environmental impact their work has, and how that in turn creates a positive domino effect in educating homeowners about how they can minimise their carbon footprint.

Michael and Simon mention the use of double glazing and uPVC framed windows as being great options for making a house ‘green’ and they suggest other ideas for improving a home’s sustainability, like using recycled materials and a Redwater diverter (a device that diverts the initial run of cold water from a hot water tap, to a storage tank).

We really do hope this is the start of big change in focus in the construction industry. Bring it on!