Brett Mashado

Brett Mashado talks about his passive solar designed Energy Freedom home in the lead up to Sustainable House Day. The site has no gas connection, and running costs are a fraction of their gas bill alone in their previous home. 

Brett and Gilda Mashado and their three children have been living in their home in Mt Gambier SA and collecting energy usage data for almost one year. He is planning to open his home for Sustainable House Day next year (He couldn't, due to work committments, for this Sunday 11 Sep. There are many other houses you can see so check out the website)

Brett's house features:

7.2 stars on the NatHERS rating 

Bondor construction

Sanden heat pumps for hot water

Heat pump hydronic heating, through skirting 

Very well sealed, with an air change rate of 2.05 per hour, which is equivalent to the best standards internationally (for naturally ventilated homes)

NO GAS connection

induction cooktop

3kW PV system 

... and much more!

Queeensland University of Technology (QUT) is collecting one year of opearating data on the whole house, as well as individual circuits, and analysing this for a report due out soon.

John Seed's leading climate solutions

Charismatic rainforest activist John Seed, gives the proceeds of his workshops on Despair and Empowerment to leading climate solutions groups such as Beyond Zero Emissions. He wants to push past the apathy and fear which is muffling our response to the climate crisis. In this wide ranging talk with Vivien Langford, he explores how we can avoid the fate of civilizations which sawed off the boughs they sat on.

Beyond Zero Emissions fund raising dinner at Republica

Join us at the Beyond Zero Emissions fund raising dinner.

Eat, drink, be merry and decrease our carbon footprint. Come and enjoy green beer, bio wines and delicious vegetarian food. Hear about inspiring solutions to transform the way Australia responds to climate change. Help make the transition to a zero carbon future by supporting Beyond Zero Emissions' ground-breaking, solutions-based climate campaign.

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