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EventsJoanne Eisemann
Sustainable house at Westbury.

Sustainable house at Westbury.


SOME FANTASTIC, sustainable homes in the North of Tasmania will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day on Sunday, 16th September. These include two in Westbury and one in Sheffield, Devonport, and Greens Beach. All very diff„erent, some are new builds while others are sustainable renovations.

Homes will be open to the public from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Profiles of all houses listed with their sustainable credentials are listed on: sustainablehouseday. com/ find-a-sustainable-house.

Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia. It aims to inspire people to live sustainably, showing them how to lower energy bills, live comfortably and help the environment through good home design, practices and technology.

Sean and Amanda Manners from Westbury, will join more than 200 homeowners nationwide in opening their home to the community to pass on tips and advice, including on solar power, home batteries, o„- grid living, innovative building materials and design, and more.

Sustainable House Day is a valuable resource for anyone looking for practical information on sustainable homes: what works, what doesn’t and how to move towards ‘greener’ living.

All visitors to Sustainable House Day must register to attend via the website www. to obtain addresses of all open houses.

Photo | Sean Manners