How to make your blueprints green
Why Green Specs?
Green home improvements can help lower home emissions, which make up to 53% of built environment emissions, according to the GBCA. This is based on a and a . However, almost half of the homeowners (approximately 46%) surveyed by Allianz are unsure about how to begin a sustainable renovation.
Green Specs aims to bridge this knowledge gap by providing information and tips in a digital guide. You can learn about using sustainable building materials, choosing greener appliances, and more. You can also find out how to improve your home’s resilience against certain weather events.
“In bringing Green Specs to life, our aim is to highlight ways to make homes more sustainable – from small improvements through to large renovations.”
Sema Whittle, General Manager of Sustainability at Allianz.
“By making simple updates to your home, such as replacing gas appliances , installing solar panels, or implementing energy-saving measures like sealing gaps around doors and adding insulation, you not only create a healthier living space but also reduce emissions and save on energy bills.”
Davina Rooney, CEO of GBCA.
How does the digital guide work?
Simply explore the online floorplan to learn more about the sustainable improvements you could make, room by room. You can filter potential changes by feature, room, and budget to consider everything from:
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(Source: GBCA’s Sustainable Home Renovations Guide)
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- As the Sustainable Home Renovations Guide (the "Guide") is prepared by GBCA, the microsite Green Specs incorporates and is based on information in the Guide. Neither Allianz, nor its employees or directors give any warranty of accuracy, nor accept or assume any responsibility for any loss or liability incurred by you in connection with or arising out of Green Specs (including all tips and descriptions), nor in respect of anything contained in Green Specs, including any error, omission or misrepresentation.
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