On Saturday August 13th, 50 people attended the second of BSFG's two Sustainable Building forums for 2016 focussing on retrofitting existing homes.
Ecomaster's Lynne Beinart and (pictured here with BSFG President John Lloyd) again proved thought provoking and practical in considering retrofitting strategies from a whole home perspective.
It was wonderful to sit with people who had attended the forum in another context and to hear them discussing the range of ideas presented and their interest in applying them in their homes.
The New Housing Forum was well attended and guests heard three guest speakers talk about the long term benefits and savings that come from sustainable building.
Ken Sibley Building Designer, NRG Systems spoke on ‘Sustainable, energy-efficient housing design and smart renovations’ followed by Lachlan Gales from Ovens and King Builders on ‘Practicalities of building and renovating for sustainable housing’. Download Ken Sibley's presentation
Veronica Schilling, General Manager Development & Environment at Benalla Rural City spoke about Council working with owners looking at building new housing.
The second of BSFG's Sustainable Housing Forums for 2016, this time focusing on retrofitting existing houses to make them energy efficient and more comfortable all year round, is to be held at BPACC on Saturday August 13th from 1.00 to 4.30 pm.
The average energy star rating for existing houses in Victoria is 2-3 stars while the requirement for new houses is 6 stars. There are many home owners of existing houses in Benalla who would benefit from attending this forum.
Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.
The flier for the first of two Sustainable Housing Forums BSFG will be conducting this year is available on the link below. It will be held on Saturday July 9th from 1 to 4.30 pm at the Winton Wetlands Hub. Please help to publicise this forum by distributing the flyer to others who you think may be interested in attending.
Information about the second forum on 13th August, which will focus on retrofitting existing homes (to be held on 13th August, will be sent out next month.
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