‘Sustainable House Day’ gives Australians the chance to visit a home in their locality that has been designed and built primarily to lesson its impact upon the environment.
As reported in Green Pages, there are approximately 170 houses that will be open to the public, and will display to everyone the opportunities available in incorporating designs that capture renewable energies from sun and water, recycling and installation systems and how energy efficiency can be applied.
Even better, and for the first time, ‘Sustainable House Day’ on Sunday, September 13, will be free.
Established in 2001, the “Day” it is an initiative the Australian and NZ Solar Energy Society (ANZSES).
All you have to do is visit one of the homes listed on the website between 10am and 4pm.
Architects and builders will also be there to provide information and exchange ideas on practical methods to save on energy bills like using thermal mass, glazing and window treatments, water storages, solar and ventilation.
Also sponsored by the Australian Government ‘Green Loans’ program, competitions and parties will be held on the day in different locations.
It is estimated that ten percent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions come from households. Thus, Sustainable House Day provides an amazing opportunity to reduce our household’s impact.