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September 2019

Spring Open Day at Shepherds Ground

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shepherds Ground, 15 Green Wattle Creek Road
Butterwick, NSW 2321
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Donation

10am Gates open at Shepherds Ground, 15 Green Wattle Creek Road, Butterwick See inside our gorgeous Hemp Masonry homes 1030am & 3pm Farm tour with Marco; organic, biodynamic & Garlic! 11am Hemp Masonry Construction, talk with Shane Hannan from Hannan Build 1130am & 2pm Village tour with Founder, Lucie Bruvel Information: Morten Pederson from Pederson Design talks Sustainable Housing Workshop: Build with Cob with Steve Denshire from Goodwood Construction - help build a pizza oven for the village! Eat: Sausages - slow and sizzling, Hungarian…

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Warrnambool SHD Bus Tour (VIC)

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ozone Car Park Warrnambool, Victoria Australia + Google Map
Free

Come along and see all four Warrnambool sustainable houses. It will kick off at 1pm with the Bonus Building at Ozone Car Park - Warrnambool City Council's first off-grid solar powered building. We will then continue the tour on a bus from 1:30pm to the remaining three houses, Jukes Street Renovation - A 1960's cream brick house, now a light-filled open plan home. Allansford Cottages - Renovated and restored cottages from the 1850's. Last but not least Retro River Rest…

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The Fern Completion Tour – Sydney

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Fern, 7 Wyndham St
Alexandria, New South Wales 2015 Australia
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$20.00 – $50.00

The Fern is seeking to be Australia’s first certified Passive House apartment building. And it is with much excitement that we announce the Fern is now done and literally dusted and open for visitors. APHA will host an exclusive tour of The Fern with the architect/builder Oliver Steele with The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, attending. The event continues from 6pm with an informal social catch-up at the Lord Raglan Hotel close by.  Book tickets here    

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Strawbale Mudbrick PassivHaus: Alternative Building Systems Talk (VIC)

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St
Ballarat Central, Victoria Australia
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Free

This free talk in association with Sustainable House Day focuses on three different alternative house systems: Strawbale, Mudbrick / Rammed Earth and PassivHaus. Architect, Richard Teed, will compare and contrast these styles in relation to their thermal efficiency, livability, upfront cost, and ongoing issues of maintenance and scalability. Although there has been a long history involving alternative building techniques, the need to think more consciously about the types of houses we build and the materials we use has become even…

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Join Renew for the Global Climate Strike

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

On Friday, 20 September, children and families around the world will be leaving school and workplaces as part of the Global Climate Strike, a call for immediate action to avert climate disaster.

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The World Solar Challenge – Building a solar race car

September 23 @ 7:30 pm
Free

 In one month, the MTAA Super Sol Invictus team from the ANU will join one hundred other teams at the start of the 3000km Darwin to Adelaide World Solar Challenge.

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Sustainable Livingstone Expo (QLD)

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beaman Park Yeppoon, Australia + Google Map
Free

'Get into the Green Scene' with Livingstone Shire Council. Start your day with a yoga session and then visit one of the displays, activities, workshops and stalls. Hear from our special guest speakers and watch our screening of '2040'. Go to the council website for more information http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/1577/Sustainable-Livingstone-Expo

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October 2019

Passive Houses in a changing climate

October 7 @ 6:15 pm
Donation

When: Monday 7 October 2019, 6:15pm general meeting, guest speaker at 7.30 pm Where: Function Room (upstairs), The Duke of Welllington Hotel, 192 Macquarie Street, Hobart Cost: Gold coin donation Speaker: Dr John Todd, director of Eco-Energy Options. Dr. Todd is a consultant on air quality specialising in wood smoke and energy in small scale (SME) and domestic. He is an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University and lectured in energy and environmental management for over 30 years. He has an extensive research record. Presentation: His…

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Geelong Sustainable House Day

October 13

Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of the regions most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day on Sunday 13 October 2019. The properties will showcase a wide range of sustainable features and are a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.

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