Adelaide Branch

Event Details

ATA Adelaide branch meeting - Cost vs benefits of energy improvements to older SA houses
February 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

When: Monday 19th February 2018, 7.30pm sharp
Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32 Rosa St, Goodwood SA. The centre is convenient to the tram, buses and train. Enter the car park via Florence St.
Cost: ATA members $2. Non-members $5, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.


Dr David Whaley is an electrical and electronic engineer, ATA member and UniSA academic. He researches energy efficient building techniques and teaches renewable energy technologies and their integration into existing power systems.

David will examine the costs and benefits of renovating older SA homes for energy efficiency. What energy improvements can be made, what do they cost and how effective are they? What's worth doing and in what order? He'll also describe using the ATA's FLIR camera to check the thermal efficiency of his own recently built house.

Annual meeting and election of officers

The election of the branch Convenor, Treasurer, Secretary and committee for 2018 will be held.  Nominations are invited via Steve Jenkins, our long-standing convenor will not be standing as Convenor due to increase work commitments. We extend our thanks to Steve for his efforts in the position over many years.

Other events:

Sat 24 Feb 2018: Adelaide Sustainable Building Network will showcase
Australia's first 6 star apartment development which is under
construction at Bowden and details will be on the ASBN Facebook page
soon. For project details see the website here.

Visit to Peats Soil

Members are invited to tour Peats Soil at Brinkley (near Langhorne Creek) on Saturday 10 March 2018 at 9:30 am. Features include organic waste conversion, biodiesel production for site machinery and the BiobiN, a material processing plant made by Peats and sold internationally.  More details at their website here. Car pooling will be organised. Please note this tour is for current ATA members only. Register via

Next meeting: There will be no meeting in March or April and our next meeting will be on 21 May 2018.

ATA Adelaide Branch Committee & Alan Strickland, Secretary.


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