Sustainable Housing - Additional Resources
Additional resources for teachers and students using the STELR Sustainable Housing module are listed here.
The Australian Government's YourHome webpage gives a comprehensive overview of the features of sustainable house deign under the headings Passive deign, Materials, Energy, Water and Housing.
House Design - Thermal Mass
This video is an excerpt from a CSR video that illustrates how thermal mass can be used in the design of energy efficient houses.
Sustainable Housing - Heat loss and gain in houses
This excerpt from a CSR video showing heat transfer in houses by radiation, convection and conduction.
Glass, Low E glass and double glazing
This video explains the features of regular window glass, tinted glass, Viridian Low E glass, which are the three different types of glass supplied in the STELR Sustainable Housing teacher kits. There is also an explanation of double glazing.
Sustainable Builder - Joost Bakker
This video features sustainable designer and builder, Joost Bakker whose low-energy house is made from natural, non-toxic and recyclable materials. His double-glazed windows are made from Viridian glass which also features as one of the test materials in the new STELR Sustainable Housing module. The video is from the Think Ahead exhibition, Scienceworks, Museum Victoria. Used with permission.