Be part of the sustainable home revolution!
Sustainable design is the way of the future. Whether you are looking at building, buying, renovating, or simply learning; smart housing design can have enormous ongoing benefits for you and our planet.
This unit aims to develop an awareness of environmental and human health impacts of housing in order to inform critical and creative decision-making in the design and renovation of houses.
You will explore how housing affects our own health and the health of the planet, and how sustainable design can reduce environmental impacts and improve well being. You'll also learn how to make design choices that are more sustainable in relation to your personal needs and circumstances.
*Images: Crump Treehouse in Dynnyrne, Tasmania, by Crump Architects. Photography: Andrew Knott.
Support sustainable development
This unit is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals, helping to build literacy of sustainability at a global level that we are dedicated to supporting through our island state and its extraordinary beauty.
Offered Fully Online
Sustainable Design for Houses is offered fully online and you can study from anywhere in the world. You can complete the entire Diploma of Sustainable Living fully online.
Apply for the Diploma of Sustainable Living
Sustainable Design for Houses is a unit offered within the Diploma of Sustainable Living. This Diploma covers a variety of sustainability topics to apply in your home, community, business or social enterprise.
What is Sustainable Design for Houses about?
Published: 28 March 2017 | Duration: 3:35m
What students say...
"I have very much wanted to do things sustainably for some time, but felt overwhelmed by the apparent complexity of the choices.
This unit taught me that there are ways to make sustainable choices while keeping my own tastes, needs, & priorities in the picture - that I can have a home that I love as well as one that is sustainable."