Here at the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) we are very excited to open up nominations for houses to participate in Sustainable House Day to be held on September 17 2017. ATA is proud to be the national organiser of an event that has real impact helping Australians to make their homes more sustainable, comfortable to live in and cheaper to run.
Sustainable House Day is a unique event that provides an opportunity for Australians to visit sustainable homes and see first-hand how to take action. In 2016, more than 17,000 people visited 150 properties across Australia and we expect to open even more homes this year.
Sustainable House Day has proven to have significant impact with many visitors taking action after participating in the event. Results from a post event survey conducted by Swinburne University as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living showed that:
• Within a month of the event 32% of SHD attendees had already taken action in including sustainable design, features and appliances in renovations or builds since attending SHD
• 56% of attendees plan to include sustainability in a future renovation/build
• 86% of attendees shared their learning at SHD with friends and family
Opening your home also has its own rewards, as a homeonwers from 2016 explains:
“Really inspirational to be involved in the event. All of the people that came through were lovely and really interested. It also gave us motivation and positive affirmation that what we have achieved and what we intend to do in the future is a very good thing.”
For more information on nominating your home to open for Sustainable House Day in 2017 go to: sustainablehouseday.com/submit-your-house/