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Do You Know What Your Home is Doing Right Now?

Posted in Events, Movements by Mark Ogge on March 1st, 2013

4 March , 2013
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Do You Know What Your Home is Doing Right Now? – BZE Discussion Group 6.30pm Monday 4th March.

Thermal Imaging Secrets Revealed! As a volunteer with the Bayside Climate Change Action Group, Tim Forcey has conducted energy assessments on over 30 homes, many with a thermal imaging camera. Tim will reveal the many thermal secrets that our homes have been keeping from us – until now! Vermin in the roof, 42 degree bedroom walls at 11 AM, electrical equipment gone mad, the deep dark inner workings of heat pumps! Roll up, roll up!

Tim Forcey has been employed for over thirty years as a chemical engineer working at Exxon Mobil, BHP Billiton, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator. Tim was a major contributor to BZE’s Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) 2020 Stationary Energy Plan and is currently working with the Buildings Plan team.

Time: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 4 March 2013

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

LIVE streaming of this event will be available for those that cannot attend in person.

>>> For more info on the discussion group see the Beyond Zero Emissions website.

Retrofittable Window Insulation

Posted in Models, Research by Kate Archdeacon on November 14th, 2011

Source: EcoVoice

Photo by sanbeiji via flickr CC

In October 2011 MEP Films launched Enerlogic® Window Film, a retrofit window film designed to give single-glazed windows the thermal performance of triple-glazed windows.  Adding up to 92% more insulation to windows, it can deliver year-round results in cold, warm or mixed climates, with two types of film available. Enerlogic®35 has been designed to deflect 99% UV rays and 76% solar heat, and is suited to warmer climates. Enerlogic® 70 allows the winter sun’s natural light and warmth to enter the building while shielding the heat from the summer sun, for cooler climates.

Read more about this product on Eco-Voice.

NB: We try not to promote specific products here on Sustainable Melbourne, and we can’t endorse a brand, but this seemed like a product that would be of interest.  KA