The biggest day on The Cape’s calendar is fast approaching, and we can’t wait to show you what we have been working on over the last two months. The Alternative Technology Association’s Sustainable House Day event provides an opportunity for tens of thousands of people to visit some of Australia’s leading sustainable homes, that are not only cheap to run, but also comfortable to live in. We will be opening five of our homes for this year’s nationwide event and as we approach our third year of being involved, we have certainly taken it up a notch this year.
SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 10:00am & 4:00pm
THE CAPE, PERIWINKLE PLACE, CAPE PATERSON, VIC 3995
We will be bringing you electric vehicle and electric bike joyrides, a marketplace with local sustainable businesses, a suite of presentations by industry experts on light footprint living, and delicious refreshments including home made pizza and barista made coffee for you to enjoy throughout the course of the day. You’ll also have the chance to tour through one of Victoria’s most innovative community gardens, view the recently completed Stage 2 of the development and relax listening to local talents Janie Gordon and Humming Duo. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with the local builders and designers behind each of the homes and gain an understanding on how to create a comfortable, sustainable and bill busting home.
10:30am – Bron Barton (South Gippsland Beekeepers)– A beginner’s guide to beekeeping in your local area.
11:00am – Reece Stubbs (The Sociable Weaver)– Hear how TSW built Victoria’s first 10-star home at The Cape.
11:30am – Ed McMicking (JMC Electrics & Solar) – Solar energy and battery storage systems in 2018.
12:00pm – Tammy Logan (Gippsland Unwrapped)– how to create a zero waste, no plastic and no palm oil lifestyle.
12:30pm – Bonnie Gordon (The Sustainable Landscape Company) & Brendan Condon (The Cape Director)– The Cape’s planned landscapes and community infrastructure.
1:00pm – Tim Adams (10 Star Energy Rating) – The most important elements of designing and building sustainable homes.
1:30pm – Mitch Richardson (Gippsland Solar) & Fronius Australia – Austrian inverter manufacturer, Fronius and Gippsland Solar provide an insight to the latest technology helping you reduce your energy costs, from generating to storing your energy and understanding how your energy is used.
2:00pm – Ben Cole (New Gen Solar) & Mark Nicholson (Priority One) – Expert discussion on the latest in solar heating and cooling pumps, as well as electric vehicle technology.
2:30pm – Michelle Isles (The Cape Resident) – Life at The Cape and why Michelle and her young family have made the decision to join the growing Cape community.
3:00pm – Don Batson (Alternative Technology Association) – An insight into the services that this not-for-profit organisation provides, inspiring people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.
3:30pm – Tony O’Connell (TS Constructions) – Practical tips for building high quality, energy efficient, low running cost homes without breaking the bank.
Market Stalls joining us this Sustainable House Day:
If you’ve ever wondered about sustainable design and living in a home that can eliminate energy bills, be sure to mark this date in your diary. Don’t forget to register upon your arrival at the event, as you’ll go in to running to win one of our gorgeous hampers which have been donated by local business in the area, including our friends at Dirty 3 wines.
See you on Sustainable House Day!