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Sustainable House Day provides the opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes, and learn from the people who designed them, built them, and live in them.

Sustainable House Day provides the opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes, and learn from the people who designed them, built them, and live in them.

This time around, we’re doing SHD a bit differently, with an expanded events program that will reach more people on a wider range of topics taking place over the coming months, before the big day on 19th March 2023.

This time around, we’re doing SHD a bit differently, with an expanded events program that will reach more people on a wider range of topics taking place over the coming months, before the big day on 19th March 2023.

• More ways to get involved in person and online
• Annual calendar of events around the country
• Peer to peer education as well as expert advice

Subscribers to Sanctuary or Renew Magazine can access free tickets to some events as part of Sustainable House Day. Explore subscription options here →

OCTOBER 2022

Sustainable Design 101

We’re going back to basics.This online event series is intended as an introduction to the fundamentals of sustainable design, perfect for those who are in the planning stages of a build, curious about improving their existing home, or even just dreaming of a future sustainable home.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 101

ONLINE, 4th Oct 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 101

ONLINE, 11th Oct 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 101

ONLINE, 18th Oct 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 101

ONLINE, 25th Oct 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

NOVEMBER 2022

Retrofitting for Resilience

The devastating fires throughout the Summer of 2019/2020 made it clear that Australian homes need to be ready for future climate disasters. As part of our Green Rebuild Toolkit project, this year we’re focusing on retrofitting exisiting homes to be more resilient in the face of bushfire. Over four online sessions we will provide the information that you need to get your home best prepared for fire season. You’ll learn how to make easy changes that you can implement quickly, as well as longer term design improvements to plan for. You’ll hear from fire experts, architects, builders, designers, and homeowners who have first hand experience. Each session will feature a panel discussion and a Q&A hosted by Renew CEO Fiona Gray, so bring along your questions.

 

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RETROFITTING FOR RESILENCE

ONLINE, 9th Nov 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
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RETROFITTING FOR RESILIENCE

ONLINE, 16th Nov 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
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RETROFITTING FOR RESILIENCE

ONLINE, 23rd Oct 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

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RETROFITTING FOR RESILIENCE

ONLINE, 30th Nov 2022, 6:30-8:30pm (AEDT)
$10, or FREE for Full Members of Renew
Become a member here

DECEMBER 2022

Sustainable Renters’ Week

In this special series of online events, we’ll explore ways to live more sustainably in rental properties. Learn how to make easy improvements to your home that will improve comfort and energy efficiency, as well as encourage your landlord to access rebates for more permanent improvements. We’ll also shining a light on the reality of Australia’s rental properties that are often freezing in winter and sweltering in summer, and advocating for an uplift in energy standards.

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SUSTAINABLE RENTERS’ WEEK

5th Dec 2022
Details coming soon

Bookings open soon

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SUSTAINABLE RENTERS’ WEEK

6th Dec 2022
Details coming soon

Bookings open soon

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SUSTAINABLE RENTERS’ WEEK

7th Dec 2022
Details coming soon

Bookings open soon

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SUSTAINABLE RENTERS’ WEEK

8th Dec 2022
Details coming soon

Bookings open soon

MARCH 2023

Sustainable House Day

The cornerstone of our expanded annual program will take place on March 19th 2023. This is the Sustainable House Day as we know it — online and in-person house tours around the country, nationwide events to connect with homeowners and hear about their experience, and opportunities to learn from experts, designers, and architects. This is an event for community, made by community: get involved by creating an online house tour of your home, organise a tour of local sustainable homes, plan an event featuring experts in your area — or get in touch with your ideas!

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY

Sustainable House Day relies on people around Australia sharing their experience of building, renovating or designing sustainable homes. You can do this by creating an online profile and a video house tour

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY

We support Community Partner events around the country in the month of March and April. This might be a panel event with local experts, or a technical demonstration of a sustainable building material, or a bus tour to local sustainable homes.

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY

A great way to explore the sustainable homes in your area is to organise a self-drive tour with local homeowners who are willing to open their homes.

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY

Local councils can get on board with sustainability in their region by becoming a Council Partner and local organising events.

Explore last year’s featured homes

View sustainability credentials, watch house tour videos, and ask questions of the homeowners. View all 130 participating homes → 

Sponsors of Sustainable House Day

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.