Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

FREE 7 star house plans

Design For Place, free 7 star house plans

Energy-efficient design at your fingertips!

Design For Place, a suite of house plans to help demonstrate the practical design elements that can be used to improve the quality and energy efficiency of current mass-market housing, was released by the Department of Industry and Science this month.

Free to download—the energy-efficient housing designs can be used as part of a design brief for an architect or builder, and is fully adaptable to meet the needs of specific projects and climates across Australia.

To find out more and download the plans: www.yourhome.gov.au/house-designs

With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government