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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

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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.

Building A Sustainable House to Suit Your Site: Free Webinar

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on June 7th, 2012

15 June , 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Learn about the importance of site orientation, location and climate in designing an energy efficient, sustainable home at a free webinar on Friday June 15 from 11am-noon.

This will be the fifth webinar in a series held by the Alternative Technology Association in conjunction with bankmecu.

We will be looking at sustainable design elements incorporated in an owner-built home on Sydney’s northern beaches, looking in particular at how the site’s location and challenges (including slope, proximity to the sea, and limited solar access) influenced the design.

The webinar will include a presentation by designer Dick Clarke of Envirotecture and a conversation with homeowners Barbara Stack and Rodney Reece on their design priorities and what it’s like to live in the finished house. The webinar will finish with a Q&A session.

If you’re not able to join in live, view it at the ATA website from a couple of days afterwards.

To register, click here

Sustainable Homes Expo

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 28th, 2011

6 August , 2011
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Come along to the Sustainable homes Expo 2011! The Sustainable Homes Expo is held every second year, and is a major local environmental event.

Residents can learn about the many ways to make their home more sustainable at our family-friendly Sustainable Homes Expo. Come along to the expo and hop on your bike to try to generate enough energy to run the Expo at the Future Spark Power Trailer.

This major local environmental event is free to attend and can help you learn how to:

  • make smarter decisions by better understanding the range of home sustainability products and services available in this ever-growing market
  • more effectively reduce your energy and water use at home, saving you money
  • create a chemical-free home
  • make the most efficient use of your property
  • know what features and orientation to look for in an older home to make future sustainable renovations more effective
  • build using eco-friendly materials

The event will feature:

  • live music by The Right Brothers
  • a range of sustainable food options for purchase, as well as fresh coffee from the Friends of Baucau
  • the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES) energy trailer with fun, interactive displays about how energy is created and used by household appliances
  • sustainability presentations from Water Watch, about the good, the bad and the ugly water bugs that affect the health of our waterways

Children’s entertainment will include:

  • face painting
  • craft making
  • environmental performers, The Connies

The expo will feature a range of exhibitors showcasing everyday sustainable alternatives from eco-friendly cleaning products to reusable nappies.

Saturday August 6, 10 – 4

Plenty Ranges Arts and ConventionCentre
35 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang (Mel 183 A10)

Visit the website for more information.

Sustainability On Show: Building & Home Improvement Expo

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

15 July , 2011
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17 July , 2011

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.

Sustainability highlights include:

15-17 July 2011
Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Sustainable Home Renovation or Rejuvenation: Summer Workshop

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on January 11th, 2010

Source: Climate Action Calendar

Image: qole pejorian via flickr CC

Renovating or rejuvenating your home? This is your chance to get things right from the outset, to save money and to minimise household energy requirements into the future. Find out about accreditation schemes, sustainable material choices, and eco-friendly furnishing options.  This workshop showcases the sustainable design features, building materials, fittings and furnishings of the newly refurnished EcoHouse.

CERES EcoHouse, presented by  CERES and Living Edge

8 Lee Street Brunswick East

Wed, 10 Feb 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Sat, 13 Feb 1pm – 3pm

All welcome; Free; Bookings required – Visit the website for details

Michael Ambrose, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Michael Ambrose, from CSIRO, presents the Zero Emissions Home Project, where they aim to envision and build houses with zero net emissions of green house gases. The project is a collaboration between Sustainability Victoria, Henley Properties Group, and Delfin Land Lease.

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