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Sustainable House Day & Thermal Comfort Forum

SUNDAY 16 JUN 2024 | 9:00AM - 2PM

Join us on June 16th for an enlightening exploration into sustainable living on Sustainable House Day, hosted by COOLmob.

What is Sustainable House Day?

Sustainable House Day is very popular in the Top End! It is an annual event that opens the doors to some of area's most environmentally progressive homes to inspire and educate the public about sustainable living practices. From innovative design to cutting-edge technology, attendees have the opportunity to witness firsthand how homeowners are reducing their environmental footprint while enhancing their quality of life.

What Can You Expect? Home tours: 9.00am - 1.00pm 

Rapid Creek // Nightcliff // Darwin City // Parap

By attending Sustainable House Day, you'll gain invaluable insights into:

  • Energy Efficiency: Discover how homeowners are harnessing renewable energy sources like solar power and maximizing energy efficiency through smart design and technology.
  • Water Conservation: Explore techniques for water conservation, including rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, and sustainable landscaping.
  • Healthy Living: Learn about materials and design principles that promote indoor air quality, natural light, and thermal comfort.
  • Cost Savings: Understand how sustainable living practices can lead to long-term cost savings on utility bills and maintenance expenses.
  • Smart designs for the tropics and thinking outside the box

Thermal Comfort Forum at the Botanic Gardens - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Cap off Sustainable House Day with our exclusive Thermal Comfort Forum at the Botanic Gardens. Our esteemed panel, including special guests from Wilya Janta, an Aboriginal non-for-profit consultancy specializing in Indigenous housing, will share invaluable insights on achieving optimal thermal comfort in tropical homes. 

What is the problem that Wilya Janta are trying to solve? 

Wilya Janta are designing and building display homes. They are the first ever display homes designed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. The results will be beautiful, functional, culturally safe, thermally efficient, off-grid, climate resilient housing that maintains a connection between the built environment, the community, and the natural surroundings.

Who else will be hearing from? 

  • CSIRO, Darwin Living Lab
  • Local building designers
  • Local builders
  • Local Architects 

You can RSVP to our Thermal Comfort Forum here, if you do not wish to attend the house tours: Thermal Comfort Forum - COOLmob

Empowering Change

As the Northern Territory gears up for its upcoming election, COOLmob is calling on all candidates to make an 'energy efficiency pledge' aimed at raising the bar for energy efficiency housing standards. Our asks are simple yet impactful:

  1. Raise the minimum star rating for homes: Ensuring that new constructions meet higher energy efficiency standards, setting a new benchmark for sustainable living.
  2. Introduce minimum standards for energy efficiency in rental properties: Empowering renters with the assurance of energy-efficient homes, reducing energy bills and carbon emissions across the board.

Be the Change:
Join us on Sustainable House Day and be a part of the movement towards a more resilient, fair and safe future. Together, we can build homes that not only protect our planet but also nurture our well-being, cultural needs and provide a safe place to escape the heat. 

Stay Connected

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on Sustainable House Day and the Darwin workshop. Don't miss your chance to be part of this inspiring and informative event!

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