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Energy experts helping Australian households reduce carbon emissions

CSIRO Media Release – 10 September 2009
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This house uses hardly any gas or electricity for heating and cooling due to its construction materials, orientation, size and placement of windows and eaves made of of foliage.   Each garbage bag contains 100 grams of carbon dioxide. A household of three people could easily produce enough greenhouse gas emissions in one year to fill 500,000 garbage bags.

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Solar panels and solar hot water system provide this energy-efficient house with all its electricity and hot water. Doors and partitions divide rooms into smaller heating and cooling zones.

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