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Spotlight on: Passive House
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Spotlight on: Passive House

  • Function Room - Woodend Neighbourhood House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Passive Houses were very popular on Sustainable House Day 2018, so we’ve put together a program of speakers to cover Passive House in some depth.

After an introduction to Passive House design, passive house owners will talk about what their houses are like to live in, and we will consider the cost and return on investment of building Passive House. We will explore the 5 Passive House fundamentals (also useful if you’re doing a standard build), and conclude with some information on the Passive House standard and certification.

Event schedule:

2.00 What is Passive House 

Sue Barker, Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group, Sustainable Homes Action Group

2.10 . What it's like to live in a Passive House - owners share

David Rhind, Owl Woods, Trentham & John Beurle, Noonameena, Redesdale

2.40 Comparison of build and running costs for Passive House and Standard Build

Eric Zehrung, Architect, Green Point Design

Detailed review of Passive House principles:

2.55 Air tightness - why and how?

Stuart Lee, Builder, Owner, Craftsmen Quality Builders

3.25 Heat Recovery Mechanical Ventilation (HRV)

John Beurle, Principal, Passive House Services

3.45 Thermal insulation & Thermal bridging

Stuart Lee

4.15 High-performance windows

Stuart Mckenzie Hall, Architect, Construction Manager, Founder of Unilux Windows and Doors

4.35 . Passive House standard and certification

Eric Zehrung

5.00 Session Close

Free entry.

Image Credit: Passive Builders, exhibiting at the festival on the 2nd of March.

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Transition Village Wallan
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Transition Village Wallan

  • Main Stage - Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Based in Wallan, a semi-rural town on the urban fringe north of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia), Transition Village Wallan Inc. is a local non-profit organisation addressing homelessness.

This NFP team is embarking on a project to build a village of Tiny Houses, utilising sustainable living and design practices, for people experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness in and around Wallan.

Founder and CEO, Judy Clark, will present the inspiring work of the Transition Village in its efforts to work towards whole community change; to support a safe, sustainable and connected way of life for all members of our community. 

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Spotlight on: Living Large in Limited Space
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Spotlight on: Living Large in Limited Space

  • Function Room - Woodend Neighbourhood House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Building “no bigger than you need” is the most important consideration of Sustainable Housing. Smaller homes require less material to build and less energy to run. In this session we will see and hear about some renovations that have improved the buildings’ liveability, despite adding little to their footprint. We will also hear about the Tiny House phenomenon, in advance of the Tiny House Festival running in Bendigo later in March .

Speakers & topics include:

Darren Hughes, Tiny Houses Australia
Planning requirements relevant to Tiny Houses
Reconfiguring a home for improved solar access and usability

Free entry.

Image Credit: Tiny Houses Victoria, exhibiting at the festival on the 2nd of March.

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Tiny House Tours
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Tiny House Tours

  • Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Paul from Tiny Houses Victoria will be bringing this little gem of a home to the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival on Saturday, March 2nd.

You’ll be able to walk through this real tiny house, made by Paul, who be onsite for the whole day, answering all your questions about building, living and owning tiny houses.

We can't wait to peek inside and learn about living large in limited space!

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