Links to Further Information on Sustainable Housing

These resources are only a brief snapshot of the information available online, and are intended as a starting point for your reading.



Materials and Building




Renewable Energy



  • Googong Community Forum – a forum for current and future Googonians to discuss building and living at Googong.
  • Whirlpool Home forum – a forum for technologically minded people. The information isn’t always reliable, but some posts are excellent – look for detail!
  • The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) forums – a forum for like-minded people interested in sustainability


Energy Saving in the Home

  • Switchwise (company that compares energy supplier’s plans for you and handles switching process) has a page on Energy Saving Tips. Please note that the Googong Sustainable Housing Project highly encourages you to do your research on energy suppliers before signing up to plans. There are several very sustainable energy suppliers in Australia, and many who have work to do.
  • Your Energy Savings: Government site giving tips and information.

Sustainability in the ACT


Permaculture and garden design


Footprint/Greenhouse Gas calculators



  • One Year of Successful Sustainable Housing Consultations, One to Go!

    September 23rd, 2015

    The Googong Sustainable Building Advisory Service has been up and running for 1 year now, with over a year to go and consultations still available at no cost to you!

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  • New Googong home owners benefit from Free Sustainable Building Advisory Service

    November 24th, 2014

    The Googong Sustainable Housing Project providing people building in Googong FREE consultations and workshops is . . .

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  • Free consultations still available

    October 29th, 2014

    The Googong Sustainable Housing project has now been up and running for just over 6 weeks and is well under way.

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