Monday, May 01, 2006
Energy Efficient Home Display in Canberra
Three energy and water efficient homes are on display in Canberra, from February 2006 to May 2007. The general public can visit during the opening hours and school groups can book a tour to learn about sustainable design principles. There is also an okay interactive on-line tour.
The houses are at North Watson, in Canberra's inner north, near the main road to Sydney. On the weekend I looked at one of the houses, at 13 Roma Mitchell Crescent, and talked to Ngaio Fitzpatrick, from Strine Design. There was a little too much exposed concrete for my liking, but otherwise the design looked livable.