Sustainable House Day – Sunday 8th September 2013
If you are interested in finding out more about how to make your house more sustainable, take this oportunity to look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind, and talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice.
Sustainable homes are opened for free, providing a fantastic opportunity for people seeking to make their homes or rental properties greener.
To find a participating house near you check out the list of open houses in South Australia here.
What is Sustainable House day all about? Here’s what the organisers have to say on their About us page:
Sustainable House Day started in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Council.
Over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people on Sunday 9 September 2012 as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to lessen our impact on the environment.
Homes opened for free, providing a fantastic opportunity for people seeking to make their own homes or rental properties greener.
Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind, as well as the opportunity to talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice.
As event organisers we’re seeing greater investment in harvesting water and solar energy as communities realise our resources are finite and likely to become more expensive. By becoming energy efficient today, you’ll be on the front foot to save on energy bills and help the environment now and into the future.
Each year the average Australian household contributes 13 tonnes of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere—enough to fill more than 700 balloons every day, while each household also draws an average of 73,000 buckets of water a year – enough for around 12 baths a day. Do your bit to reduce this by getting involved with Sustainable House Day.
Once again local community groups across Australia will assist in the management of their area’s open houses and ancillary events.
Without the generous support of our national sponsors, EnviroShop, Yingli Solar and Apricus, Sustainable House Day would not be possible. Their invovlement enables the event to reach all states in Australia.
This year Sustainable House Day is managed by Adelaide based eveSolutions. eveSolutions is owned and managed by Pia Vogrin, a Sustainable House owner and volunteer at previous Sustainable House Days. As someone who is passionate about Sustainable Living, Pia is more than happy to answer any questions you might have – even before the day. Pia’s contact details are below.
The aim of Sustainable House Day is to provide an enjoyable, informative day that contributes to local community awareness of sustainable living.
If you are interested in getting involved in Sustainable House Day 2013 we would love to hear from you.