Buying and renting

Your guide to buying and renting

Northern suburbs and the skyline of the city of Melbourne

Where we choose to live can have a huge influence on how sustainably we live our lives. The size and structure of our homes, the way they are heated and cooled, what we do with our waste, the forms of transport nearby – all of these factors contribute to the impact that we have on our environment. That's why it is so important to consider your options when buying an existing property, ask the right questions when buying off the plan, and ensure that your home is as sustainable as possible, even if you are renting.

Zero Net Carbon Homes

A zero net carbon home combines energy efficient building design and fixed appliances, with a solar energy system to help reduce running costs, increase comfort and curb carbon emissions.

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