Sustainable House Day
COOLmob has received a grant from the City of Darwin Council to become a community partner and run Sustainable House Day (SHD) virtually on Sunday 20 September 2020. This year will be the ninth year COOLmob have run this event in Greater Darwin.
For more than 20 years, the national event run by Renew, Sustainable House Day, has provided a great opportunity for hundreds of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are not only environmentally friendly, but cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
Are you intersted in opening your home virtually this year?
Renew has released a toolkit to assist participating homes in putting together a virtual tour for the open day in September. COOLmob are here to assist with filming and anything else you may need as well, so don't feel daunted by this if it is new for you. If you have four or more of these sustainable features recognised by Renew, sign up on the right and we will help you submit your home. You can also submit your home on the SHD website.
What's involved in opening your home?
- Submit your home on the SHD website by Monday 20 July
- Choose one of the suggested virtual styles you'll be using for your tour (4min to 8 min total)- download this toolkit for more info
- Liaise with COOLmob if you'd like help making your video... we're here to help!
- Submit your video to Sustainable House Day website by midnight Monday 24 August
- Your video will be streamed on Saturday 20 September online for free
- COOLmob and SHD will host a live zoom webinar on Sunday 20 September with you to answer and questions from our community about your home
What we're planning for the day
On Sunday 20 September, anyone will be able to:
- Tune in to watch virtual home tours of sustainable homes in Darwin, and get unbiased advice on what has worked and what hasn't
- Access a special booklet filled with information on the houses involved
We hope to be able to run some in-person workshops in the lead up to the day with local experts, but if not, there will be webinars.
Are you interested in partnering with us?
If you're a local expert, have an idea to collaborate and would be interested in participating in a workshop or webinar please submit your details on this page and we can get in touch! In past years, we've heard from amazing architects, Living Water Smart officers, native food experts, gardens for wildlife participants and enthusiasts, Territory solar companies, passive designers and more.
Check out the booklet featuring open homes and other information from COOLmob's SHD 2018.