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Insulation Webinar: April 23

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on April 22nd, 2013

23 April , 2013
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

insulation in walls foil in ceiling

Interested in learning more about insulation? How it would work in your home and what options are available?

Join sustainable buildings expert Tony Isaacs in a free online seminar at 2pm on April 23 held by the Alternative Technology Association and bankmecu.

One of the best ways to save money on energy bills is to insulate your home. Insulation is like a barrier, preventing heat passing in and out of the house. By reducing heat flow you can maintain a comfortable temperature inside, regardless of the temperature outside.

Tony Isaacs is a qualified architect specialising in energy efficient buildings, and has lectured on thermal performance. Tony worked for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria (the predecessor to Sustainability Victoria), during which time he was instrumental in the development of FirstRate energy rating software.

When:  2pm on Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Where: at your computer
Cost: FREE

Click here to register. For more details visit the ATA website.

If you’re not able to join in live, the webinar will be recorded and you will be able to view it at the ATA’s YouTube Channel.

Direct Geothermal Systems pilot in Victoria: Prof. Ian Johnston

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on April 23rd, 2012

7 May , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Image from Direct Energy website

Beyond Zero Emissions Discussion Group Guest

Prof. Ian Johnston Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Melbourne

Prof. Ian Johnston leads a team of geothermal experts from the University of Melbourne demonstrating direct geothermal systems in Victorian conditions.  Earlier this month (3rd April 2012), the Victorian State Government announced a $1.6 million grant to support the work of the University of Melbourne and its industrial partners, Geotechnical Engineering and Direct Energy. This project will install geothermal heating and cooling systems into a range of buildings around Victoria and will monitor their performance.
Direct geothermal energy uses the ground to within several tens of metres below the surface to extract heat in winter for heating and to reject heat in summer for cooling. Prof Johnston will join us to explain how this technology works and what the project will achieve.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.

6:30- 8pm Monday 7 May

Entry: Gold coin donation
Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

For more information about our guest, visit the discussion group at Beyond Zero Emissions