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ENERGY | Design Principles

The greenhouse-gas emissions of appliances can be reduced by:
  • cooking with gas (mains or bottled) if possible, or induction;
  • ensuring the refrigerator operates efficiently by allowing sufficient space around it for ventilation;
  • having outdoor, indoor and/or sheltered clothes drying lines;
  • installing energy-efficient appliances (A list of appliances and their energy star ratings can be found at

Tip: If you install a gas cooktop or oven, ensure the kitchen is designed with good natural ventilation. If installing a rangehood for ventilation, exhaust to the outside wherever possible.

Last updated: 21/09/2023