Using the Toolkit

The Green Rebuild Toolkit includes resources on planning, designing and constructing a home that meets bushfire resistant design and high home energy efficiency standards, as well as information on systems to make your home affordable to run, such as renewable energy and home heating and cooling systems.  

Go to the Planning Your New Home section if you are just starting to think about your future home on your current site, or take a look at the case studies in the Rebuild Stories section to find out more about climate resilient homes. 

The Green Rebuild Toolkit website provides expert information on sustainable building design in bushfire prone areas, or explore more on a range of topics including energy efficiency, window selection, solar, batteries and more via Renew’s website and the organisation’s two magazines, Renew and Sanctuary. 

While the Green Rebuild Toolkit is designed for households affected by the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019/20, the essential information here can help others preparing to build in bushfire prone areas of Australia, those looking to renovate an existing property for greater bushfire resistance or even those considering purchasing land to build in bushfire prone areas. 

The Australian Government publication Your Home is also a great place to start for those exploring environmentally sustainable homes for the first time. 

Designing for climate and bushfire resistance
Materials and Construction
Outside the home
Retrofitting resilience
Rebuild stories and bushfire experiences
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