Sustainable House Day


There are many ways to participate in Sustainable House Day this year. At Renew, we're hosting four themed weeks of webinars with sustainability experts and homeowners. beginning on 21 September, as well as a program of free online events on 17th October.

beginning on 21 September, as well as a program of free online events on 17th October. You can view our full program on our website now.

All our online events on Sustainable House Day, 17 October, are free — you can register for the day here. Expert Sessions throughout the month beforehand are ticketed individually or you can grab a pass for all sessions for a discount.

In addition to these events, a network of community partners around the country will be hosting their own in person and online events as part of Sustainable House Day. Check out a selection of these events below, or see the full list here.

Community Partner Event

Jess and Bryan’s strawbale house


• 15-Sep 12:30pm – 1:30pm (AEST) • Online, details here

In this one-hour session we will meet Jess and Bryan, who have built their own sustainable strawbale house from scratch on a budget near Buninyong. We’ll also chat with Ballarat couple, Peter and Sandra, about how they retrofitted their 1990’s subdivision to make it an efficient, all electric sanctuary.

An event from Smart Living Ballarat;BREAZE Inc. in collaboration with the City of Ballarat, VIC.

View all Community Partner Events here

Site selection and building to your budget


• 22-Sep 5:30pm (AWST) • Online, details here

This talk by Griff Morris will go through the basics of site selection, orientation and building to your budget. Topics covered include how building a passive solar home impacts your budget, and the three budgets you should know before building.

An event from Solar Dwellings and the Renew Perth Branch, WA

Mythbusting the All-Electric Home


• 13-Oct 7pm-8:15 pm (AEDT) • Online, details here

Ask your questions about getting off gas and switching to an all-electric home powered by 100% renewable energy, and learn practical tips for going all-electric at home. The energy experts at Renew will debunk common myths and misconceptions about getting off gas, a fossil fuel.

An event from City of Yarra.

Sharing Land // What, Why + How.


• 14-Oct 7pm – 8:30pm (AEDT) • In-person, details here

​An intro to creative housing solutions to help ease the social, environmental + housing crises we have found ourselves in. Have you ever considered buying a house or land with others? Or are you curious about building an additional dwelling in your backyard to offer additional long-term housing? Come + listen to our expert panellists discuss how to get started.

An event from Designful, TAS

Panel Discussion: What is it really like to LIVE in a certified Passivhaus?


• 16-Oct 10:00 am – 11:30 am (AEDT) • Online, details here

This panel discussion features Talina Edwards, APHA Board Director & Architect and some very special guests (to be confirmed). Talina will be interviewing a panel of homeowners who will share their insights on what life is like living in a Certified Passivhaus.

An event from Australian Passive House Association

Breathe Neighbourhood Sustainable House Day (SA)


• 17-Oct 9.30am – 3pm (ACDT) • In person, details here

Breathe Neigbourhood display home will be open for viewing and small group tours, along with a series of presentations and panel discussions.

An event from Breathe Tumby

View all Community Partner Events here

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