|8 Aquarius Crt - Real-time Temperature Data - 28/02/2011|
Automated data is now flowing from the 8 Aquarius Crt house's weatherstation.
The last time any articficial heating and/or cooling was used was October 12th, 2010.
Check back at different times of the day to see how the 8 Star house performs.
Real-time Temperature Data
|Sustainable Leving Festival - Melbourne - 31/01/2011|
Climate change, together with increasing energy and water costs, demand a move to housing that captures water, generates clean energy and is zero carbon. What are the costs and payback times of achieving this in today’s market? Learn about the detailed planning and delivery of Australia’s first Zero Carbon Housing project at Cape Paterson. Listen to the builders and designers involved in the project and learn about the designs, costs and guidelines of building operationally
zero carbon housing projects of scale.
> Brendan Condon Director, Cape Paterson Ecovillage
> Peter Reefman Energised Homes builder & designer of zero carbon houses
> Tony O’Connell Director & builder, TS Constructions Wonthaggi
> Ashleigh Beaumont Director & designer, Beaumont Concepts, Wonthaggi
SAT 19 FEB
|Solar for your home - Presentation - 29/01/2011|
To anyone that's been to one of my "WhatIsIt-ShouldIGetIt-WhatShouldIGet-HowShouldIBuyIt?" Solar presentations, here's the slideshow - I Hope it's helpful.
Link to Presentation
|Fun Run/Walk to support Western Victorian flood victims - 24/01/2011|
I'll be running this Sunday (the 30th Jan) from 9am till 11am at Fawthrop Lagoon to help raise money for our own local flood damage victims.
Come along and run/walk yourself, and my own run will allow donations - per lap of Fawthrop's Lagoon in Portland. Hopefully we'll raise lots of much needed money.
Thanks to Pacific Hydro and the Portland YMCA for organising this, and hope to see you down there.
Please click on the flyer for more details.
|Portland Solar Update - 18/01/2011|
The Portland Solar project has 163 paid-up contracts as of 2pm today. 37 systems are still available, so if you want to get a solar electricity system during this round while the rebates are still at their fullest!
|Building zero carbon housing - 11/01/2011|
Peter Reefman from Energised will be part of a major presentation on Saturday 19th February 2011, 11.00am – 1.00pm at the BMW edge, Federation Square
Climate change, water scarcity and peak oil demand a change in the way we build housing. The Cape Paterson Ecovillage is a “future proofed” housing project planned for Bass Coast in South Gippsland, in which the project director has teamed with local builders and designers and national sustainability experts to work towards delivering Australia’s first operationally zero carbon housing project involving 200 houses.
With water and electricity prices continuing to rise, houses that capture their own water and generate their own energy will become the most affordable form of housing available in the future. A small number of individual houses in Australia have achieved a zero carbon standard but, unlike other countries, there are currently no examples in Australia of a zero carbon housing project of any scale.
Come and listen to the designers and builders involved in planning this project to find out more about the designs, technologies and costs of achieving zero carbon housing in the Australian context.
Full size flyer
|Xmas energy use at 8 Aquarius Crt. - 27/12/2010|
Big Christmas day dinner followed by a cruisy boxing day...
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|Green Start killed before it could... Start. - 21/12/2010|
Thanks Greg Combet - I had an application in to be able to provide free home sustainability assessments for 140 houses here in Portland.
|Heywood solar presentation - 21/12/2010|
With over 250 expressions of interest in the Portland Solar Project, and the end of the year almost upon us, we have time for one more solar presentation/workshop – This time in Heywood on the 22nd December (Wednesday) at the Glenelg Shire Customer Service Centre at 77 Edgar St from 7pm till 9pm.
The presentation will take you through what solar PV is, and how to decide on the right system for you.
If you know anyone that is interested in getting solar either now or into the future, please let them know as all are welcome.
Also even though this is based in Heywood, people from all over the Shire are welcome to attend.
|Keppel Prince Solar contracts now in circulation - 17/12/2010|
In another step forward for the Portland Bulk Solar Project, Keppel Prince has now started to mail out their Terms & Conditions; and Acceptance Contracts.
If you've expressed an interest in the deal, and are listed within the first group of households, you'll be receiving yours very soon. If you're happy to go ahead with your system please send your acceptance form with your deposit to Keppel Prince as soon as possible.
All reasonable endeavours will occur to make sure everyone in the first group gets a chance to lock their system in. Anyone that does not want to take their offer will forgo their place and the system will be offered to the second group of interested people.
Thing really are shaping up for this to be an amazing project and opportunity, and all the best to everyone in the purchase group.