For the Diary: Sustainable House Day

Are you thinking about remodelling or building your home and looking for inspiration? Do have questions for homeowners or architects about their selection of sustainable materials? Are you curious to see what it takes to create a beautiful low water garden or energy efficient home?

Nearly 150 fabulous environmentally healthy homes will be open across Australia, allowing you to see a diversity of new builds and renovations  including urban, rural, retrofit, purpose-built and owner-builder properties. It will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. In many locations experienced builders, architects, designers and sustainability group members will be on hand to provide value expert advice.

Vernon_Elwood_49As Australians become more aware about home sustainability, many are looking for guidance and easy-to-follow steps. Many, however, don’t know where to start, who to trust or seek advice from, or what the latest advances are. Word-of-mouth is growing in significance as the way people source information on more sustainable living, but Sustainable House Day is not just about words, it’s people have an opportunity to see actual models of sustainable living achieved by ordinary Australians. Nine out of ten visitors to listed homes are influenced by what they have seen and learned. The event is a hands-on way of helping to bring about a reduction in society’s environmental footprint. Sustainable House Day has a proven history in creating change.

To see homes on the day, you must register your attendance online at

Participation Opportunity

If you have an outstanding environmentally sustainable home, the event is a great way to give visitors the chance to see and learn. Participation opportunities include:-

  1. Homeowners with homes or gardens that have environmentally sustainable features – to open them and host tours.
  2. Sustainability groups and local councils – to host or co-ordinate local homes and volunteers and/or ancillary events.Registrations close end of August.

Sustainable House Day is proudly sponsored by EnviroShop, ATA, Sustainability House and Solar Dwellings.

The short of it…

Sustainable House Day 2015,
Sunday 13th September 2015
Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Landscape Design