Sustainable House Day 2014 saw more than 13,000 people across Australia attend to seek out tips and advice on how to create their own environmentally sustainable homes.
More than 175 urban, rural, retrofit and purpose built properties from all corners of Australia, opened their doors to their local community to provide practical advice on green living and influence positive change.
Mick Harris, Director of EnviroGroup, the national organisers of Sustainable House Day 2014, said he was proud his organisation could deliver this essential event to the Australian public.
“With recent research indicating that one in ten Australian households have skipped three or more electricity bill payments because they cannot afford to pay, it is essential that everyday Australians can access information on alternative and affordable solutions,” says Mick.
“Events such as Sustainable House Day, are vital in being able to provide the everyday Australian with the knowledge and tools to not only live more eco-friendly but also more economically.”
“Previous research on Sustainable House has shown that nine out of ten visitors to houses were positively influenced by what they saw and made changes to their lifestyles. From all reports from this year’s homeowners, the quality of interest from visitors in what changes they could make was the highest ever.”
“EnviroGroup would like to thank all of our homeowners, the local community groups, councils, volunteers and our sponsors including bankmecu, Sanctuary Magazine, Flexicar, Solar Dwellings, Sustainability House, GreenD and of course the Australian Solar Council in assisting us to deliver the 2014 event,” says Mick.
Sustainable House Day will return again next year on Sunday 13 September, 2015.