Sustainable Housing – Additional Resources

Sustainable Housing – Additional Resources


The Australian Government’s YourHome webpage gives a comprehensive overview of the features of sustainable house deign under the headings Passive deign, Materials, Energy, Water  and Housing.

Sustainable Housing – Heat loss and gain in houses

This is another excerpt from a CSR video showing heat transfer in houses by radiation, convection and conduction.

House Design – Thermal Mass

This video is an excerpt from a CSR video that illustrates how thermal mass can be used in the design of energy efficient houses.

3D printed lamp spacer

The STELR lamp is on a stand that allows it to be angled up or down. One of the variables that is more difficult to control in the experiments is the angle of the lamp. A spacer has been designed by our colleagues and Casey Tech School in Berwick. It can be printed using a 3D printer and slipped between the lamp and the stand to hold it in position.

Please email us to receive the STL files for printing:

Sustainable Builder – Joost Bakker

This video features sustainable designer and builder, Joost Bakker whose low-energy house is made from natural, non-toxic and recyclable materials. His double-glazed windows are made from Viridian glass which also features as one of the test materials in the new STELR Sustainable Housing module. The video is from the Think Ahead exhibition, Scienceworks, Museum Victoria. Used with permission.