Green homes open doors
Two homes in Benalla, designed for comfort and low bills, will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day, Sunday, September 16.
The national event will give people a rare view into exceptional homes designed, built or renovated with energy efficiency and environmental living in mind.
Tiny living, solar with battery storage, sustainable gardens, recycled materials and innovative energy efficient design are just some of the features people are likely to see on the day.
This year about 250 houses will be open across Australia on Sustainable House Day with more than 35 000 people expected to attend.
Held annually since 2001, the event is run by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), a notfor-profit organisation that promotes sustainable living.
‘‘Sustainable House Day is a great opportunity to come and learn how to make your own home more comfortable, more liveable and cheaper to run,’’ ATA’s chief executive Donna Luckman said.
‘‘A home that works, that’s well-designed, healthy and runs efficiently in an age of high energy costs is what everyone wants.
‘‘That’s what people will see on Sustainable House Day this year.’’
For more information on the homes that will be open in Benalla on Sustainable House Day, and to register to attend, visit sustainablehouseday.com