Sustainable House Day
Each year the average Australian household contributes 13 tonnes of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere—enough to fill more than 700 black balloons every day while each household also draws an average of 73,000 buckets of water a year – enough for around 12 baths a day. Do your bit to reduce this by getting involved with Sustainable House Day.
"Sustainable House Day celebrating 11 years of inspiring sustainable living"
Sustainable House Day, Sunday 9 September will be celebrating its 11th year, the event will continue to showcase some of Australia's most sustainable homes to the public as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling, and other practices suitable to their lifestyles.
This year over 300 homes will open their doors for tours and give visitors opportunities to see firsthand the benefits and practicality of solar, ventilation, water harvesting, recycling, shading, thermal mass (materials that absorb and release heat), glazing and window treatments, gardens, and lifestyle products. Architects, builders and specialist service providers will also be on hand at many of the homes to provide expert tips.
"More and more people are looking for a more natural lifestyle with a return to the basics. Things like growing their own vegies while we're seeing greater investment in harvesting water and generating electricity from the sun as communities realise our resources are finite and likely to become more expensive," event organiser Pia Vogrin says.
Houses in the Charles Sturt area:
43 Murray St
ALBERT PARK, 5014
Inspection time: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm ONLY
- Retrofit, Renovation
- Urban, Couple
- Double brick
- Composting, Permaculture, Organic, Edible garden, Water wise plants
- Above ground tanks, Plumbed in systems, Water tanks
- PV grid connect
- Electric, Cross ventilation, Passive
- External shading, Blinds, Double glazing, Shower heads
- Washing machine, Computers, Fridge
This house won our World Environment Day Award in the Sustainable House of the Year Category this Year.The home(s) will be open to the general public on Sustainable House Day Sunday 9th September 10.00am – 4.00pm (please remember to respect the privacy of owners and only attend the home(s) on this day and during these times – thanks for your co-operation)