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Infrastructure that can enhance our way of life while minimising long-term impact

Passive solar design: Sun oriented glazing and shading, thermal mass, passive venting.

Natural construction materials: Earth, strawbale, lime plaster, round pole, stone.

Water harvesting & waste reuse: Water tanks, compost toilets and reedbeds.

Biotechture: The manipulation of tree form to grow structures and buildings.

Earth sheltered construction: “Earthships” and other designs that build into the ground.

Natural disaster resistant construction: Bushfire, wind, flood & earthquake.

Owner building: Empowerment and financial autonomy of residents and communities in constructing their own housing using accessible technologies and materials.

Pattern Language: Organic design theory and tools of Christopher Alexander.

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