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Green Homes in Australia: The IDNA Homes Advantage

Eco building with IDNA Homes

In a world where sustainability is becoming increasingly critical, green homes have taken centre stage in Australia. These eco-conscious living spaces, often synonymous with terms like “Zero Energy,” “Net Zero,” and “Eco Homes,” have redefined the way we think about housing.

Whether in bustling city centres or places like the Sunshine Coast, eco homes are in demand. IDNA Homes, as a certified green builder, is at the forefront of this transformation, bringing high-quality Internorm Windows and Nexcem products to Australia to create dream homes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly energy-efficient.


Design and layout for Eco Homes

The journey towards eco living begins with meticulous consideration of a home’s positioning, design, and layout. IDNA Homes focuses on maximising airflow during scorching summers and minimising heat loss during the colder months. This attention to detail ensures that the eco homes they build not only embrace the “eco” concept but go the extra mile to achieve zero energy living. It’s not just about the structure; it’s about the environment the eco-home creates within and around itself.


Selecting eco friendly net-zero building products

At IDNA Homes, every new home build incorporates two key energy-efficient building products that play a pivotal role in achieving green living while maintaining style and affordability:

This revolutionary construction system combines Durisol’s eco-friendly Insulated Concrete Forms with Nexcem’s cutting-edge building materials. The result? Homes that offer superior insulation, robustness, and a remarkable reduction in heating and cooling costs. It’s the foundation of a green home that’s built to last.

The windows and doors in a home are more than just functional elements; they are essential for maintaining energy efficiency in green, healthy homes. IDNA Homes sources and installs Internorm’s high-quality windows and doors to ensure optimal thermal performance. These elements minimise heat transfer and help maintain the desired temperature inside, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

Achieving net-zero with Nexcem ICF

Beyond the layout and positioning of your new home, the materials used to create the wall structures become a significant factor in how heat energy disperses around the house.

In summer, the Nexcem wall system provides excellent insulation, with an 8-hour delay for the Queensland heat outside to be matched inside—resulting in significantly less demand on cooling systems.

The Durisol-Nexcem wall system works in reverse in winter and during tropical wet weather events, keeping warm, dry air inside the home even during morning frosts.

Nexcem ICF Insulated Concrete Forms
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Internorm windows and doors for energy efficiency

Internorm produces some of the highest quality, energy-efficient door and window products. As specialists in custom made, triple-glazed UPVC and timber-aluminium windows, their energy-efficient details extend from the windows and doors into the frames to contribute to net-zero home construction.

Combined with other expert selections by IDNA Homes, these two products help your dream eco home achieve energy efficiency and sustainability. Talk to one of the IDNA Team members about your zero-energy healthy home building project first.


How much does it cost to build a net-zero house?

You might be surprised to learn that building a net-zero home is very affordable and will save you money in the long run.IDNA Homes combine the Nexcem wall system and Internorm windows and doors in each new home build as part of their unique building envelope. The IDNA Homes building system was developed under consultation with industry experts. It provides unparalleled energy efficiency, exceptional Australian Standards adherence, and sophistication and style in every design.

IDNA Homes is redefining green homes in Australia with a commitment to quality, sustainability, and long-term cost savings. Their approach to green building sets them apart, offering homeowners not just a place to live but a way to thrive in an eco-conscious and energy-efficient environment. Whether you’re in Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast or anywhere in Australia, IDNA Homes is your partner on the journey to green living. With a focus on projects with eco home builders and energy efficient home builders, they are paving the way for a sustainable and economically prosperous future.

If you’re considering constructing a new net-zero house, talk to IDNA Homes first.

Zero energy homes FAQ

A zero energy home is a standard that is subject to government regulations. It scores based on the design of the house and materials used and includes a heating/cooling energy consumption versus energy harnessed calculation.

In contrast, there is no government standard to classify a home as a green home, so it can be used freely and doesn’t necessarily align with any benefits for you.


Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are grid-tied homes that are air-tight, well insulated, and energy-efficient and produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the year. The occupants end up with a net-zero energy bill and a carbon-free home.


Yes, they are! The annual energy costs from living in the home are reduced or nullified, giving you long-term peace of mind. Additionally, the building materials are selected to have a lower environmental impact, making these homes better for the environment. You’ll be saving money and the environment at the same time.


A Net Zero Home produces as much energy as it consumes and is up to 80% more

energy-efficient than a home built to conventional standards. With a Net Zero Home,

your utility bills will fall to an all-time low and stay low all year round. A Net

Zero Home protects you from future increases in energy prices.


An energy-efficient home has a tightly sealed thermal envelope, controlled

ventilation, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and energy-

efficient doors, windows, appliances, and home electronics.


It’s far easier to build a net-zero home with careful consideration to design, layout, building materials and positioning. While you can substitute the windows in your home with a product like Internorm, create better airflow with new openings, add insulation and upgrade your appliances, it’s going to be costly and cause a lot of headaches trying to achieve net-zero. Instead, you might consider the Idna Homes knock-down and rebuild service to start fresh with the perfect combination to achieve net-zero.


When weighing up whether a building material is eco friendly, you need to consider the manufacturing process of that product, if that product enables you to live more sustainably, the predicted lifetime of that product and how it might be recycled or disposed of at the end of its life. Idna Homes have done this research for you and only build with energy-efficient products that are environmentally friendly too.


Customisation for Sustainable Living

One of the distinctive features of IDNA Homes’ approach is the flexibility they offer to homeowners. While every home built by IDNA is inherently green and energy-efficient, homeowners have the opportunity to customise their green homes in Australia with additional sustainable features and technologies. This bespoke approach allows homeowners to tailor their energy efficient homes to meet their unique needs and preferences while staying true to the eco-conscious ethos.


Resale Values of IDNA’s Green Homes in Australia

A certified green builder ensures that a green home isn’t just an investment in the present; it’s an investment in the future. The resale values of IDNA’s green homes are impressive. Their energy efficient and sustainable design features, combined with the ever-growing demand for eco-friendly living, ensure that these homes command higher market values. Homeowners who choose IDNA are not only securing their present but also their future financial well-being.


Government Incentives and Rebates

For those considering investing in a green home by IDNA, there’s more good news. Many governments provide incentives and rebates for energy-efficient and sustainable home upgrades. These financial perks serve to reduce the initial investment and further enhance the economic benefits of green living.