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Sustainability On Show: Building & Home Improvement Expo

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 1st, 2011

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Sustainability On Show within this year’s Building & Home Improvement Expo, on from 15 – 17 July 2011 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre will offer visitors not only the broadest array of the latest products and technologies available, it will also provide a forum in which you can learn from experts and gain insight into the best sustainable investments for your home.

At the Building & Home Improvement Expo visitors will have the unique opportunity to discover 100s of manufacturers and suppliers of renewable energy technologies, solar water & solar power technology, grey water systems, heating & cooling systems, energy conservation technologies, insulation, glazing, home energy auditors, water harvesting, carbon reduction technology & more.

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15-17 July 2011
Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Sustainability on Show

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 25th, 2010

Building or renovating a home? Come and see the latest energy efficient products at Sustainability on Show.  See first-hand hundreds of green ideas to introduce into your home to improve your energy efficiency and minimise your costs.  Discover the latest solar technology, grey water systems, heating and cooling, energy conservation and energy efficiency technologies, and more.  Held in conjunction with the Building & Home Improvement Expo, Sustainability on Show includes over 300 companies with the latest building and renovation products and services including bathrooms, kitchens, building materials, flooring, heating & cooling, lighting, doors, windows, roofing, fencing, landscaping and more.

With a focus on building and renovation, choose from the best products and services on the market. Meet the exhibitors and speak face to face about building or renovation projects.  Learn more at our free demonstration stages where experts in DIY, sustainability and building technology will be available to demonstrate the best of what’s new.

Book tickets (includes the Building & Home Improvement Expo) on the website.

Fri 9 – Sun 11 July 2010 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Open Fri 10am – 9pm; Sat 10am – 9pm; Sun 10am – 5pm

An Evening With The Garbage Warrior

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 1st, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar. Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ to join the mailing list.

Image: marvins_dad via Flickr

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear Michael Reynolds – the “Garbage Warrior” – speak about Earthships and his sustainable principles during his first visit from New Mexico to Australia.

For over 40 years, architect Michael Reynolds has been teaching the world how to live sustainably, promoting a holistic way of living that involves natural and recycled materials, renewable energy and self-generated food and water supplies. Michael is a highly successful author, and has inspired a recent documentary, ‘Garbage Warrior,’ which celebrates his life and work.

Thursday 23 July from 6pm

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Green Living: Improving Health Today and Tomorrow

Posted in Movements by Bill Hawthorne on June 22nd, 2009

From Bill Hawthorne of the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

Much attention has been paid in recent years to what seems to be a growing environmental conscience in the United States, and even more so concentrated in urban areas, such as cities like Melbourne with the help of passionate individuals and groups. Going green used to be considered expensive and a luxury for those who could afford the trend. Now it appears that we are learning that not only is adopting more environmentally conscious attitudes good for our economic situation, but also our….health? Yes, if we dig a bit deeper we can see that dirty industries and backwards policy is actually harming the health of the earth for our children and the health of her inhabitants today.
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Victoria’s First 6 Star Green Office Interiors Rating

Posted in Models by umowlai on April 10th, 2009

Umow Lai achieves Victorias first 6 Star Green Office Interiors rating – and delivers a 13% improvement in productivity

Umow Lais tenancy is the first in Victoria to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Awarded for the fit out of their offices in South Yarra, it is an acknowledgment of their position as a world leader in sustainable design. The resultant benefits prove that green buildings can be very profitable.

“This is a great milestone for our company,” commented Dominic Lai, Managing Director of the services engineering and sustainability consultants. “It demonstrates our commitment to providing innovation and expertise for green buildings that are designed and operated properly. It confirms the benefits of sustainability because it has delivered a 13 per cent improvement in productivity. This is an extraordinary achievement in terms of environmental quality, energy savings, cost benefits and staff satisfaction.”

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