We are Jeremy and Chi of Positive Footprints.
Positive Footprints combines Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction into the one company making high performing sustainable homes easy to achieve.
If you are thinking of designing and building a new house or improving your existing home, you are on the brink of an important decision. What you choose will affect ...
... for the life of the house.
Your home can be Beautiful and Sustainable.
Finalist to BPN Sustainability Award 2014
Solar Sollew is a finalist in the BPN award, the winner of which will be announced in Oct 2014.
New book - "How to Rethink Building Materials" edited by Dick Clarke - just out now!
From back page
"The book focuses on different themes including what a sustainable future in buildings is all about, a look at the issues behind the choices we make, contested ideas about material impacts and the fast-approaching horizon of new materials. See how some leaders in the field have approached the process of selecting appropriate materials and what amazing houses they hane created. Major manufacturers have also embraced sustainability and these change agents are also featured in the book. Finally, the characteristics and impacts of building materials are also reviewed."
Jeremy Spencer contributed a chapter and case study. To read the chapter called "Process and Principles of Renovation", click here.
Two new Projects have been uploaded!
monash house - click here to check out.
Penola 2 - click here.
Next Open house - Solar Sollew on 14 September 2014 - part of Sustainable House Day
We are opening to the public, a house built to our 9 star design Solar Sellow. This house is constructed with reverse brick veneer internally on both upper and ground floor, phase-change materials in the ceiling and walls upstairs, as well as an earth tube cooling system which utilises air that has been cooled/ heated under ground to supplement the house's heating and cooling requirement. More information about time and address will be posted on the www.sustainablehouseday.com site shortly.
Read more about Accessible Design and Multigenerational Living....
Beyond Zero Emission
BZE is a not for profit research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emission economy for Australia. They have recently released a report consisting 6 transition plan on 6 sections - energy, building, transport, land use, industrial processes and coal export. The report can be downloaded for free here.
Dr. Suzuki spoke at the Sydney Opera House in 2013, this link is to his podcast. It is a must - so profound, yet so simple, even our young children understood the message. We must ask why can't/ don't we act as our hearts feel?
Our 2013 awards :
MBAV Excellence in Housing Best Sustainable Energy Home 2013 Award for Junction House
and, high commendation award for
National BPN Sustainable New Home of the Year 2013 for Junction House
Winner of Small Business in Green Lifestyle Magazine Green Awards
Most innovative Cubby House Award - Cubby House Challenge 2013