09 July 2010

How do I insulate the walls of my old house?

Many of us have insulated our ceilings and floors, but what do we do about our weatherboard walls??? Up to 25% of heat loss is through the walls, and an even greater percentage once the ceilings and floors are done!

Waterworks Valley community group has produced an excellent pamphlet describing how it is possible to retrofit insulation into the walls of an existing building. There are ways to insulate from the inside and also from the outside! This pamphlet gives tips on what to avoid, and names some useful suppliers in the Hobart area.

07 July 2010

Sustainable transport: free public lecture, 10 August

This lecture is presented by the Tasmanian Office of Climate Change as part of its Blue Sky Series. Dr Lee Schipper, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007, will talk about sustainable transport solutions in the Tasmanian and global context. 10 August at 5.30pm at the Stanley Burbury Centre, Sandy Bay campus, Hobart.