Latest news from Your Home

23 April 2024

New case studies added to Your Home

Three new case studies of sustainable, energy-efficient houses are now available in Your Home’s collection.

Winner of the Housing Industry Association’s National GreenSmart Energy Efficiency Award 2022, Torbul Hill house (pictured) is an off-grid, 8.4-star NatHERS rated home in Southern Tasmania. Read the case study here.

Two video case studies have also joined Your Home’s case study collection. The Redfern case study features a community housing project that transformed a former Sydney depot into an urban renewal apartment complex with an average 8-star NatHERS rating. And the Yellow Rock case study showcases a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) 40 rated, intergenerational passive house built in the Blue Mountains.

Torbul House from above

Photo: Taylor Wright (© BROKENIMAGE Creative) 

11 November 2022

New Welcome to Your Home video

What is Your Home and how can it help you? We answer these questions and more with launch of our new Welcome to Your Home video! Check it out and then head to our YouTube channel for more great videos on key topics and case studies. 

24 October 2022

New Your Home videos

The Your Home website has 8 new videos to introduce key topics. Check them out via the links below and subscribe to our You Tube channel

Heating and cooling




Ventilation and airtightness


Passive Cooling

Passive heating 

12 August 2022

New video case study from Woodforde, Adelaide

A beautifully designed house built on a narrow west facing block with a strong emphasis on solar passive design features such as orientation, glazing, insulation and thermal mass. This case study showcases an impressively air-tight home with a NatHERS star rating at the top of the scale.

View the video and house specifications for the Woodforde case study.

A photo of a concrete slab floor and internal brick wall.

Video production by Blue Tribe Co.

14 January 2022

New video case study from Freshwater, Sydney  

An inner Sydney house built on a small and difficult site, uses solar passive design and ‘Passive House’ principles to achieve a comfortable compact home. Positioning the house to take advantage of solar passive heating and cooling was difficult but achievable. 

View the video and house specifications for the Freshwater case study

Exterior view of house in Freshwater, Sydney

Video production by Blue Tribe Co.

15 December 2021

Watch the webinar: Introducing the 6th edition of Your Home 

This is a recording of an expert session webinar from Sustainable House day 2021, hosted by Renew. Join expert authors of Your Home as they take a look at what’s new in the latest edition and meet the homeowner of a case study featured in Your Home


28 September 2021

New Your Home available now!

The Your Home website has been updated to the 6th edition and the new book is now available to order. 

What’s new in this edition?

Your Home - Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes - has undergone a major technical and editorial update. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources coordinated a team of building experts, industry professionals, scientific editors and graphic designers to update the Your Home website and book. 

The new Your Home continues to provide independent authoritative advice in a refreshed format.

In addition to the great content in previous versions, the 71 chapter Your Home contains new and updated content on:

The Your Home book includes 4 case studies, with additional case studies available online. The Design For Place free home designs are only available online. 

Buy the book

Purchase the book via the ordering portal. The book comes in two formats:

  • The standard Your Home soft cover book for $44.00 (incl. GST) excluding shipping.
  • The 20th anniversary Your Home limited edition hard cover book for $66.00 (incl. GST) excluding shipping.

Bulk orders (soft cover only) are available when you buy 10 or more copies. Discounts depend on quantities purchased and range from 15-25%.

The content in the standard soft cover book and the limited edition hard cover book is the same. 

View a PDF sample of the Your Home book.

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