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Geelong Sustainability is hosting its 14th Sustainable House Day over the weekend of 15-16 October. Whether you are updating one room or building a new home, incorporating sustainable practices will result in a more comfortable home with lower or no running costs.
A weekend full of in person seminars on Saturday 15th and FREE open houses on Sunday 16th Oct!
If you are looking to explore practical knowledge and insights into buying, building, renovating or retrofitting to have a sustainable home then Sustainable House Day is here to support you!
Saturday 15 October - Showcase seminars
Sustainable Homes: Buy, Build or Renovate
Are you looking to buy, build or renovate and want a home that is more sustainable and energy efficient? Then this seminar will be a great one to attend.
During this seminar experts and homeowners will share ‘how to choose a sustainable house’, ‘smaller sustainable builds’, and ‘renovating challenges and how to address them’. This session will draw on an array of experts sharing their knowledge to make your building or renovating journey easier.
Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency
Retrofitting is a great and cost effective way to create a home that is more energy efficient. This seminar explores what changes you can make to your home to save on energy.
We share DIY retrofitting and resources to help support your transition. Homeowners will share on retrofitting a volume build and suburban home. This session also explores advice for renters on what retrofitting or changes they can make to save energy in their home.
Going Off Gas
Fancy an all-electric home powered by our own rooftop solar? Sounds great but the actual process of going-off-gas can be tricky and confusing. In this seminar you will hear from experts on how to transition off gas, what to consider and how to become an all electric home.
Hear from a local homeowner explain how they did it, what it cost and whether it was worth it. We’ll look at the main systems to transition off gas including heating and cooling, cooking and hot water systems. This is a must not miss seminar with great insights and guidance for you.
Sunday 16 October - Free Open House Day
10am to 2pm
Highton: House and garden retrofit
Owner has progressively retrofitted her 1960s home to improve its indoor health and thermal comfort, reduce living costs, and create a fertile, productive and biodiverse garden.
Solar, insulation, all electric home, heat pump hot water system, reverse cycle air conditioning, water tanks and grey water use, permaculture garden, compost, fruit trees and chickens.
Manifold Heights: Rebuild
Owners built a sustainable home after a devastating house fire in 2018.
An inspiring rebuild where they reclaimed some of the material after the fire destroyed their home to create a new industrial style home featuring solar panels, thermal mass, LEDs, hydronic heating, natural light, compost, veg garden.