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* [http://www.apricus.com/index.htm Apricus solar water heaters] use evacuated tube and heat pipe technology to absorb thermal energy from the sun and convert it into usable heat. The heat is normally absorbed by water, or a freeze-resistant water mix, which can then be used to supplement hot water heating, space heating and even space cooling via use of an absorption chiller or dessicant cooler technology. * [http://www.apricus.com/index.htm Apricus solar water heaters] use evacuated tube and heat pipe technology to absorb thermal energy from the sun and convert it into usable heat. The heat is normally absorbed by water, or a freeze-resistant water mix, which can then be used to supplement hot water heating, space heating and even space cooling via use of an absorption chiller or dessicant cooler technology.
 +* [http://www.lake-renewable-energy.com/inc/sdetail/3464.htm Heatkeeper Radiator Panels]Heatkeeper Radiator insulation panels significantly reduce the heat loss through external walls by directing the heat evenly back into the room by creating a air curtain that rises above the radiator minimising the loss of heat energy produced .
==Housing and building products== ==Housing and building products==

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This products directory provides links to products for sustainable building and green living.

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Renewable energy products

  • Apricus solar water heaters use evacuated tube and heat pipe technology to absorb thermal energy from the sun and convert it into usable heat. The heat is normally absorbed by water, or a freeze-resistant water mix, which can then be used to supplement hot water heating, space heating and even space cooling via use of an absorption chiller or dessicant cooler technology.
  • Heatkeeper Radiator PanelsHeatkeeper Radiator insulation panels significantly reduce the heat loss through external walls by directing the heat evenly back into the room by creating a air curtain that rises above the radiator minimising the loss of heat energy produced .

Housing and building products

  • Renshade perforated aluminium foil screens fitted inside windows can dramatically reduce room temperatures. The foil screen is simply cut to size using scissors then fixed with Velcro buttons. The manufacturer claims that the screens stop approximately 85% of all inward high temperature radiation.
  • Magnetite window insulation provides and affordable alternative to double glazing that can be retrofitted to your existing window frames. You obtain the benefits of double glazing in including noise reduction and energy efficiency.
  • ModWood is a timber substitute wood composites product that is made from recycled wood and plastic. ModWood looks and feels like natural timber, but require none of the maintenance of traditional woods. You will not need to paint or stain ModWood products as they come in three contemporary colours (Redwood, Tallowwood and Grey). ModWood provides a good sustainable solution for decking.

Garden and compost

aerobin
  • Aerobin is a technological breakthrough in home and garden waste management. It uses a patented "lung" or aeration core inside a sealed bin to promote aerobic break down of organic matter, which experts say is the preferable method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Bokashi Bucket is a revolutionary fermentation process that turns your kitchen waste into a rich soil conditioner. This unique composting system uses the revolutionary EM (Effective Micro-Organism) Bokashi to create the ideal conditions for airtight (anaerobic) composting. The odours and unpleasantness associated with putrefaction and decay are eliminated.

Water related products

EcoVerta

Ecoverta
Ecoverta
  • EcoVerta - is an incredibly simple yet amazingly effective water saving solution. In an average home approximately 10% or more of the total water consumed is lost whilst waiting for tapware to run hot.This water can now be saved without ongoing energy costs or associated greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Advanced Eco Technologies - revolutionary new EcoVerta design enables these unique systems to divert water at full mains pressure without the need for any external power. This enables the cold "hot" water, which would normally go down the drain, to be captured and diverted for re-use, into a storage tank or for direct distribution throughout the garden. All models are compatible with mains pressure water heating including solar, heat pump, storage heaters and continuous flow systems. Proudly Australian Made the EcoVerta range carries Watermark approval to AS1357.2, certification by both Good Environmental Choice Australia and the Smart Approved Watermark expert panel.

Smartflo gutters

Smartflo gutter
Smartflo gutter

Bladder water storage systems

Ecosac bladder
Ecosac bladder
  • eco sac water storage- a revolutionary, new flexible rainwater bladder storage system that hides away under decks or floors making it much more discrete than traditional water tanks.

Comparison Plastics Pty Ltd

Comparison Plastics Pty Ltd – Plastic Water Tanks come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. We are custom rotational moulders & manufacturers of plastic water tanks with 25 experience.

  • Plastic Water Tanks -- Plastic / Polyethylene Rain Water Tanks | Grey Water | Water Storage & Saving Systems).
  • Aussiebladda - makers of fine under house storage tanks, bladders and systems, offering offer value for money, good products with the is excellent and friendly customer service. Features are:
    • Easy installation in areas with limited access. UV Stabilized (resists hardening or cracking).
    • Reinforced polypropylene for added strength. No frames required.
    • Overflow to Storm Wate. Can capture water from most of the roofed area rather than one or two down pipes as is the case with conventional rainwater tanks.
    • Easily connected to existing garden systems.
    • Take with you when you move house.
    • Can store drinkable water.
    • 10 year warranty.
    • Eligible for Government Water Rebate.
    • 100% Australian Owned. Designed and manufactured by a local Melbourne Small Business.

Greywater gator system

Greywater gator
Greywater gator
  • Greywater Gator -- system for capturing and pumping out greywater (but not treating it).

Water wall

Waterwall
Waterwall
  • Waterwall Solutions creates modular rainwater storage systems for urban Australia. Innovative and contemporary in design, Waterwall products aim for maximum capacity, minimum footprint. They are ideal for using along fence lines or under eaves. Be prepared to change the way you think about rainwater storage.

Forest friendly timber

  • Forest friendly timber can be difficult to source, particularly for applications such as window frames. Do you research carefully and well ahead of your building project.

Transport solutions

The Strida lightweight ultraportable folding bike leading edge design features include:

  • folds in seconds to fit in small places
  • greaseless kevlar belt drive
  • rustproof
  • only 10kg

Appliances

Personal tools