Buderim 'green home' opens its door on Sustainable House Day
Sunday, 12 September, is Sustainable House Day when some of the Coast's environmentally friendly homes will be open for visitors to see how to put being green into practice around the home.
2010 Glossie Award Winners, Robert and Robyn Stynes, will open their door at 35 Crosby Hill Road, Buderim, to showcase their resource efficient home.
Council's Project Manager of Environment Initiatives Ben McMullen said that is a great chance to see how it's done and be inspired with innovation and green living Sunshine Coast style.
"These builders have embraced renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to lessen our impact on the environment," Mr McMullen said.
"The Stynes Buderim resort style home is positioned to ensure passive solar design and cross ventilation, while the solar power system meets 93 percent of the householders' peak energy requirements.
"It also features vegetable and herb gardens; a Watertech grey and black water waste disposal system; and building materials that are low in embodied energy.
"Native vegetation provides habitat, food, shelter and shade for birds, kangaroos and marsupials.
"Whether you are interested in retrofitting, designing or simply finding some local inspiration---this is a fabulous learning opportunity to find out about reducing waste around your home, saving water, natural home heating and cooling, and more."
The following sustainable homes will be open for viewing from 10am--4pm:
* Robert and Robyn Stynes, 35 Crosby Hill Road, Buderim
* The Buildmore "Women into Building Housing Showcase", 38 Creekside Drive, Sippy Downs
* The Blue House, at the Yandina Community Gardens, 41 Farrell Street, Yandina.
The Blue House and the Yandina Community Gardens will also host some demonstration workshops on aquaponics systems, utilising different building mediums such as straw bale, and growing tropical food gardens.
Visit council's website for further listings including other sustainable display homes in Peregian Springs and Nambour.
35 Crosby Hill Road, Buderim
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