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We design sustainable homes for homeowners that are comfortable, healthy and efficient.

Our designs embrace your climate and block so that you can reduce your demand of heating and cooling required in the home. We design new homes and renovation projects that are on grid and off grid. Whilst most of our clients are Victorian based, we can work with clients in other states.

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A set of single storey concept plans to get you thinking of some key design principles!

Janine has harnessed her expertise in Sustainable Design to create five Concept House Designs that incorporate Solar Passive Design displayed as:

  • Modular House
  • Pod House
  • Reverse Brick House
  • Container House
  • Courtyard House

Offered to you for only $33.00! that’s the price of a coffee per plan

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We initially met Janine Strachan at a sustainability event in Melbourne. We were downsizing and wanted to build a small, energy efficient home in country Victoria. We were impressed with her comprehensive knowledge of sustainable building and decided to engage the services of Green Design Solutions.

During the planning process, she was able to consolidate our sometimes vague ideas to best meet the needs of our family. She was able to draw on her extensive experience in sustainable building, while incorporating the principles of ‘Ageing in Place’ into the design. Janine is professional, efficient and well organised. Her communication and availability were much appreciated.

This engagement has resulted in a family home that is comfortable, compact and energy efficient. Many people have commented on its handsome design.

We would highly recommend Janine and the services of Green Design Solutions to anyone wanting to build a stylish, sustainable home.

Deb, Nick and Tara – Lancefield

From the outset, Janine understood and shared our dream of building a sustainable, off grid home in a hilly country location.

We needed some clever design ideas, to ensure the best energy efficiency and comfort in the extremes of summer and winter, but not lose the advantages that optimum orientation for a ridge top outlook with river valley views offered.

We wanted to incorporate local stone into the construction, and wood fired heating and minimal energy cooling. Janine’s regular communication, knowledge and analysis of options, willingness to listen, but offer frank advice have achieved a design we are delighted with.

Highly recommended.

Robert Wilson of Tambo Crossing

We offer services in:

Design service for sustainable houses
Planning service for sustainable homes in Australia