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Wombat Hills Cottages - Mansfield

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Building a garden designed to create a comfortable micro-climate, reducing heating/cooling needs. Electricity consumption reduced by 13% by using compact fluorescent lights, switching off standby mode on appliances, decommissioning redundant appliances, operating appliances during off peak periods, installing whirlygigs in roof to offset need for air-conditioning. Wood fuel reduced by 30% by replacing inefficient fireplaces and lighting fires when people arrive rather than their predicted arrival time. Landfill waste reduced by 65L/month, recycling increased by 30% by making it easy for guests to participate. Chemical waste & pollution minimised with biodegradable cleaning products.

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