Category Archives: Local Inspiring Sustainable Efforts

A thoughtfully designed eco-house at Noosaville

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What features make a house an eco-house?  Joe and Karen opened their three-year-old home at Noosaville as part of Sustainable House Day, and it was visited by 550 people, alongside the electric car display that we took part in.  As well as … Continue reading

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Cars, glorious cars… all of them electric ♩ ♫ ♩ ♩

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What a great day, getting to talk to members of the public about one of my favourite subjects, electric cars!  It is always a treat to meet other EV drivers, as they are still a rare breed.  There was a … Continue reading

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Electric Cars at Sustainable House Day, Noosaville, Sept 13th

Each year, this event lets people open up their houses to show how they have built or modified their homes to make them more environmentally friendly.  It is a great way to share good ideas.  People take a wide range … Continue reading

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Can strata-title apartment buildings go green?

While lots of homes and commercial premises around the Sunshine Coast and Australia are going solar and becoming more energy and water efficient, strata title apartment buildings can be forgotten. Yet apartment buildings are notorious energy guzzlers. On average, residents … Continue reading

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Brisbane hotel cuts hot water costs by 70% with solar

While recently researching solar hot water, I came across this story about The Glen Hotel in Brisbane, which this year built a new 44-room accommodation wing.   They decided to take their energy usage and ongoing running costs seriously. This resulted in … Continue reading

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24 Sunshine Coast Council buildings have solar panels. I’m impressed.

Twenty-four council buildings and facilities have solar panels with a collective capacity of 158kW. The electricity generated averages 242,214 kWh per year, which contributes to an annual saving of $50,114 in electricity costs. The solar panels are reducing council’s carbon … Continue reading

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