Cool Homes - Smart Design for the Tropics

Cool Homes - Smart Design for the Tropics

Postby greenbuild » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:34 pm

Cool Homes - Smart Design for the Tropics
by the Cairns Regional Council.
http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/environment/sustainability-and-climate-change/sustainability-at-council/sustainable-buildings

Getting the design right is essential in our tropical climate. If your home is not designed for the climate you run the risk of having a hot home that is expensive to keep cool, particularly over the long hot summer.

This user friendly guide has been prepared to help you work with your architect, designer or builder to incorporate tropical design features into your home from the contemporary block home to the popular "Queenslander'"

See related links to the right to download your copy of the Cool Homes Guide ( PDF, 4.87 MB ).

The Cool Homes: Plan Analysis Tool ( PDF, 0.3 MB ) is a companion to the Cool Homes Guide and is an essential tool for anyone building, buying or renovating a home in the Tropics.
The tool can be used for a site analysis or to analyse the effectiveness of your design. It intended to be used as an overlay so should be printed on tracing paper.
See related links to the right to download your copy of the Cool Homes: Plan Analysis Tool.
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