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$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

The Sustainable House Handbook

The Sustainable House Handbook, by Dr. Josh Byrne gives highlights of the HIA GreenSmart Protocols.

Dr. Josh Byrne is an environmental scientist, researcher, author, TV presenter, avid gardener and a long-time companion of the HIA GreenSmart program. Josh’s most recent book, The Sustainable House Handbook, showcases how to build an affordable, energy-efficient and waterwise home for the future.

Referencing HIA's GreenSmart House Protocols, The Sustainable House Handbook, takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). The book outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way.

HIA is delighted that Josh has taken the opportunity to highlight the HIA GreenSmart House Protocols in the book. Josh shares his experiences in designing and building homes focusing on the importance and benefits of achieving a range of sustainable building principles when the protocols are applied.

… a range of other sustainability considerations are identified through the example of the Housing industry Association’s (HIA) GreenSmart Protocol. This multi-criteria framework provides robust guidance for improving the sustainability of a build. We used for our project as a way of documenting the various initiatives and communicating priorities with our builder.
Page 16, The Sustainable House Handbook

For more information about GreenSmart

1300 650 620

or email greensmart@hia.com.au

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