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May 2019

EnviroGroup Future Fest (VIC)

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Uniting Church, 251 High St
Northcote, Victoria 3070 Australia
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EnviroGroup is celebrating its 15th birthday – rather than looking back, we’re focused on the 15 to come. FutureFest will host industry experts, community leaders and the happy owners of cutting edge sustainable products, and dive into what the future holds for community energy & the grid, electric vehicles, home battery systems and the very latest in upgrades that you can make to your home. Future of the grid Uncover what the future of the electricity grid holds – how…

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June 2019

Climate change and soils (TAS)

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Duke of Welllington Hotel, 192 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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General meeting followed by presentation 6:15pm General meeting of Tasmania South Branch 7.30pm Presentation by JP Cummings This talk will be about drainage and soil science issues, including the effects of climate change on soil water bearing capacity, with consequences for drainage, soil stability and foundation movement. There will be time to answer questions on drainage issues from the audience. Speaker: John Paul (JP) Cummings, B.Agr.Sc (Hons) PhD CPSS GAICD, is Director of Geo-Environmental Solutions. GES is a small consultancy with capability in…

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Solar Made Easy (VIC)

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia
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Join respected solar expert, ex-CSIRO engineer and founder of SolarQuotes, Finn Peacock, as he guides you through his 7-step process to getting tiny bills with solar. This session is perfect for anyone considering getting solar panels for their home who doesn’t know where to start. Finn’s independent, unbiased information will help you make an informed decision about how to go solar. There will be plenty of useful information for those who have solar panels already. Finn will discuss how to…

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Renew Geelong EV Branch Meeting

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt. Pleasant Rd
Belmont, Victoria 3216 Australia
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We will have an update on recent activity, upcoming EV events and updates from members regarding their EV conversions. If you have come across interesting EV-related articles or news items during the month then forward details so that they can be shared at the meeting. You can also send along photos relating to your EV project progress. We hope to see you there.

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Let’s Talk About…Energy Efficiency Updates to NCC (SA)

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SA Chapter Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Level 2 / 15 Leigh Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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The session will be lead by Jessica Allen, ESD Consultant at SUHO, specifically addressing updates to The National Construction Code (NCC) within the residential section (Volume 2). It will address with increased requirements in regards to energy efficiency, so if you're an architect, designer, builder, project manager or developer in the residential sector. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT on the 12th of June!

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Sustainable design in WA: experts talk insulation and windows (WA)

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home Base, 55 Salvado Road
Wembley, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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$5 – $10

Presentations: As Sustainable House Day in WA continues to grow, the Perth Renew Branch is keen to offer members and Non-members the opportunity to learn more about the design features and materials that interests us the most. Feedback from attendees to Sustainable house day 2018 indicated that 78% of visitors wanted to learn more about windows and window treatments. And 74% of attendees to the national event wanted to learn more about insulation. This event will focus on these two areas and more.…

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July 2019

Renew Melbourne Branch: Sustainable Architecture

July 17 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building), Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053, Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building)
Melbourne University, Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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Speakers: Jeremy McLeod, Director of Breathe Architecture and Nadine Samaha, senior principal architect, level architekture>konstrukt Presentation: Jeremy will talk about his experience in designing various ground-breaking projects, including the Commons Project in Brunswick and is now collaborating with other Melbourne architects to deliver the Nightingale project, which is meant to be an open source model led by architects. Nadine will talk about an autonomous house at Ceres, in country Victoria, being built for Royd Chan. Having 3 young boys, the concept was tailored…

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Renew Brisbane Branch: Sustainable living ideas for SE QLD Apartments

July 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd
Windsor, QLD Australia
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Presentation: Phil Alford’s presentation will focus on measures taken in his apartment and apartment block to improve its sustainability/carbon footprint, including thermal comfort, energy efficiency, solar PV system on the roof, choice of electricity provider, centralised hot water heating, dealing with waste, electric vehicle charging etc as well as seeking input and ideas from the audience. Speaker: Phil Alford is a retired meteorologist/climatologist who has had an interest in sustainable living solutions for the past 45 years. His understanding of the current…

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August 2019

Town of Cambridge Sustainable Living Masterclass (WA)

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat, WA Australia
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What is the future for sustainable housing and how do we make it accessible? We will look at common-sense approaches to sustainability in housing and how the majority of homes can be at least 50% more sustainable at little or no extra cost. We’ll examine the differences between energy efficiency, passive solar design, ‘passivhaus’ and climate sensitive design and how they can be implemented in a cost effective way. Presentation by Griff Morris from Solar Dwellings Find out more about…

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