Great news! There are seven houses around Hobart demonstrating aspects of living sustainably open to the public on Sunday 14 September. Here's a list of them. Check out the houses available to look at, and use the map provided to locate them.
Here's one example:
This house is supported by the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Solar Council. It will be open on the 14th of September from 10am-4pm.
An example of an energy-efficient home design which can be achieved for any new house build on a modest budget.
This three-bedroom, single level home uses solar passive design – delivering a comfortable year-round ambient temperature that requires only occasional heating, even during the cold winter months. Features include:
- North-facing glass “wall” in the living area with polished concrete slab for thermal mass
- Dark tiles along north-facing bedroom windows
-Fully insulated slab, thermally-separated from footings