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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.

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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.

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 throughout 2022 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 →

Free Online Sessions: March 19th

We’re hosting a full day of free online sessions, with homeowners and experts coming together to discuss a range of topics. It’s all completely free, but you need to book your place.

Explore and book for free sessions here → 

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10AM

Do it yourself: Owner-building
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11AM

Design for life: Accessibility and ageing in place
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12PM

Creating sustainable housing: Eco communities and co-housing
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1PM

Quick and easy? Exploring prefab and modular homes
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2PM

Running on sun: Using rooftop solar and battery storage at home
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3PM

EVs and the grid: Understanding sustainable transport
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4PM

Maximum efficiency: Lowering your energy bills
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5PM

On the cheap: Sustainable design on a budget
Extension Sessions: Week One

From Concept to Design

Achieving a sustainable home begins with the fundamental decisions we make around how we design and build it. Week 1 of the Sustainable House Day Extension Session program will explore this topic and explain what you need to know to get started on your sustainable build or renovation.

There are different ways that you can book tickets for these sessions. You can book for each session individually, and we have a number of free tickets available for those experiencing financial difficulty. You can also buy an SHD Expert Session Pass, giving you access to all sessions as a discounted price, or grab a Renew Annual Pass, giving you access to all Renew online events for 12 months as a discounted price

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

ONLINE, Tue 21st Mar 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
$10 Full Price or discounted as part of an SHD Extension Session Pass

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

Extension Sessions: Week Two

Building Materials

As we aim to reduce our impact on the earth, the materials we use to build our homes are as important as our designs. The wrong material can not only contribute to pollution or deforestation, it can also undermine your home’s performance. Week 2 of the Sustainable House Day Extension Session program is all about building materials and materials. 

There are different ways that you can book tickets for these sessions. You can book for each session individually, and we have a number of free tickets available for those experiencing financial difficulty. You can also buy an SHD Expert Session Pass, giving you access to all sessions as a discounted price, or grab a Renew Annual Pass, giving you access to all Renew online events for 12 months as a discounted price

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

ONLINE, Thu 30th Mar 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
$10 Full Price or discounted as part of an SHD Extension Session Pass

Extension Sessions: Week Three

Sustainable Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling a home is often expensive and carbon intensive — but, it doesn’t have to be. In week 4 of the Sustainable House Day Extension Session program we will explore how to maximise the thermal comfort of your home, making it cheaper and more efficient.

There are different ways that you can book tickets for these sessions. You can book for each session individually, and we have a number of free tickets available for those experiencing financial difficulty. You can also buy an SHD Expert Session Pass, giving you access to all sessions as a discounted price, or grab a Renew Annual Pass, giving you access to all Renew online events for 12 months as a discounted price

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

Extension Sessions: Week Four

Technology for Sustainability

At Renew, we have offering expert advice in sustainable technology since the 1980s. In Week 4 of the Sustainable House Day Extension Sessions, we will be celebrating our roots and exploring rooftop solar, residential battery setups, heat pumps, and offering practical solutions for going all-electric.

There are different ways that you can book tickets for these sessions. You can book for each session individually, and we have a number of free tickets available for those experiencing financial difficulty. You can also buy an SHD Expert Session Pass, giving you access to all sessions as a discounted price, or grab a Renew Annual Pass, giving you access to all Renew online events for 12 months as a discounted price

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

ONLINE, Tues 11th Apr 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
$10 Full Price or discounted as part of an SHD Extension Session Pass

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SHD EXTENSION SESSION

Explore last year’s featured homes

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

More ways to get involved

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

On March 19th we’re hosting a day of free online sessions with homeowners and experts from around the country. Check out the full program here.

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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

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

We are so grateful for the support of Sustainable House Day sponsors. This project also received grant funding from the Australian Government.