New Googong home owners benefit from Free Sustainable Building Advisory Service

November 24th, 2014

The Googong Sustainable Housing Project providing people building in Googong FREE consultations and workshops is off to a great start since its launch in September 2014. So far, 20 one hour one-on-one consultations with a sustainable architect or energy efficiency expert have been completed.

Feedback from participants has been very positive with them identifying actions they will take as a result of the consultation to improve their homes sustainability and also reporting an increase in their confidence and ability to ensure their sustainability priorities are implemented. Comments received included;
‘We are so fortunate to have this consult – has really brought all our ideas together and helped give me the confidence to finalise our plans ready for builders to quote on. Thank you so much, what a fabulous program!’.

The perceived high cost of implementing sustainability measures and insufficient knowledge are commonly cited reasons for people not pursuing sustainable housing. To address this issue, a ‘Building Essentials Checklist’ which lists the Top 10 things you can consider for little or no cost to improve the sustainability of your home in Googong has been prepared. The Checklist along with detailed factsheets is available for download on the project’s website. Several workshops have also been run on various housing sustainability topics and will continue in 2015.

Googong aims to set new benchmarks for environmental and social sustainability and focuses on creating a sense of community and providing a healthy lifestyle for residents. The Googong Sustainable Housing Project run by Queanbeyan City Council and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust works with new home owners to achieve an even higher level of comfort and sustainability as well as ongoing lower running costs.

So if you are building at Googong and would like some free advice on how to make your home more sustainable go to www.sustainingourtowns.org.au/googong to book a free consultation, register your interest in a workshop or checkout one of the helpful factsheets.
Consultations with an Architect and an Energy Efficiency Expert are available until the 14th December and will then recommence, along with workshops, in February 2015.

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