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Earth Building Conference 2010

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 11th, 2010

EBAA 2010 Earth Building Conference

Is Insulation the answer to energy efficiency? Has the approach since 2003 been a success? Are 5 Star homes really that good? What about thermal mass and good design? We have had difficulty understanding why computers don’t like earth buildings. Some high profile academics also have concerns with NatHers. How can you build an energy efficient earth home? How can you build a Bushfire safe home? What is the best material in flame zone construction? What about fire bunkers? How to use earth in ways you never dreamed of revealed in a day of workshops? Get your hands dirty!  Conference speakers are still being confirmed, but the focus areas will be: – Affordable housing – Flame zone and bunkers – Challenging bunker regulations – Forum: energy efficient earth houses – Workshops including Building a fire bunker Soil & brick Testing Brick production – Guest speaker dinner, Saturday night at Montsalvat.

17 & 18 September 2010
Eltham Community and Reception Centre
801 Main Road, Eltham 3095

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Calls for Expression of Interest to Display Artwork

Posted in Events, Seeking by Ferne Edwards on April 30th, 2009

The Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009 and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) are looking for artists to display their environmentally-themed art work at the upcoming Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, Thursday 20 May 2009. The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are events held approx. every 6 weeks that feature a variety of speakers who provide three minute glimpses of what they are doing to create a sustainable Melbourne. The talks are diverse in their perspective, topics and approaches whilst also balancing well-known leaders with fresh, local talent. The upcoming Sustainable Cities Round Table on Energy will take place from 6-8pm, Thursday 20 May, at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, La Trobe Street, State Library of Victoria.
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