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Sustainable House Day

Sunday 13 September
10am to 4pm
All over the nation

Sustainable House Day started in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Council, known then as the Australian Solar Energy Society. Over the years it has given visitors a chance to inspect houses that have been designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind as well as the opportunity to talk to owners and receive unbiased advice. It is the only national event of its kind, offering a unique education opportunity for the general public to view and access practical information on sustainable living from fellow homeowners who are living greener.

As Australians become more aware about home sustainability, many are looking for guidance and easy-to-follow steps. Many, however, don’t know where to start, who to trust or seek advice from, or what the latest advances are. Word-of-mouth is growing in significance as the way people source information on more sustainable living, but Sustainable House Day is not just about words – people have an opportunity to see actual models of sustainable living achieved by ordinary Australians. Nine out of 10 visitors to listed homes are influenced by what they have seen and learned. The event is a hands-on way of helping to bring about a reduction in society’s environmental footprint. Sustainable House Day has a proven history in creating change.

Sustainable House Day 2015 will feature 200+ environmentally healthy Australian homes, including urban, rural, retrofit, purpose built and owner-builder properties. It is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. In many locations experienced builders, architects, designers and sustainability group members will be on hand to provide value expert advice.

There are 2 houses open in Charles Sturt, one in Albert Park and one in Semaphore Park. There are also 2 houses open in nearby suburbs of Port Adelaide Enfield - one in Port Adelaide and one in Birkenhead. People interested can go to the website and look up the houses open on the day.

Sustainable House Day

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