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Want a cooler home – use your heat pump or air conditioner for cooling too. Plus is your home designed for natural cooling and ventilation too?

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Keeping your summer cool
The temperature's rising. So before all the fans get sold out this summer, let's get your home cooling ready.
Heat pumps – Not just for heating
This family retreat incorporates a wealth of environmental design features from solar heating and cooling to a construction process that gave a 91% reduction of waste 

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Modern family home in tropical climate has two wings and central courtyard
The two wings of this large family home are made of granite and fair-faced concrete – a central reflective pool create cross ventilation to help cool the house 
Hill crest home maximises city views and natural light while still maintaining privacy for its owners

The L-shaped design of this family home ensures its indoor and outdoor living areas are private from the surrounding area despite the site being quite open and exposed

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Louvres for cross ventilation

What started as a simple renovation of a workers cottage turned into a substantial, multi-year project. The results are impressive See more

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