Sustainable Homes Expert Webinars 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for practical steps you can take to cut energy bills and make your home more comfortable all year round? 

Have you been thinking of adapting your home or designing a new home for sustainable design and using resilient building materials? 

Are you wondering how to use water both within your home and in your garden? 

Are you wondering what going all electric and renewable is like in practical terms?

Are you a renter? A home owner? A landlord? Will be one of these at some point? This is for you!

This year, AdaptWest, Resilient East, Resilient South, and Resilient Hills and Coasts have come together to deliver a series of webinars on a range of sustainability and climate ready homes topics. The webinar will be presented by the energy experts at Renew, who have been providing independent information on household sustainability for over 40 years.

This series is brought to you by Renew on behalf Adapt West, Resilient East, Resilient South and Resilient Hills & Coasts. These Regional Climate Partnerships represent 20 local governments across Adelaide and surrounding regions.

About the webinars

The webinars will be held on Zoom, on Tuesday or Thursday nights between 6.30 -8:00pm.

They will all be introduced by a different partner council, have one hour of expert chat, and plenty of time for questions.

 

All webinars are free to our community!

How can I book?

Book using the links below, and you will receive email confirmation and a calendar event.

You can book in as many as you want, and you’ll get email reminders closer to the event.


New Event - Electric Vehicle Update - 2024

May 7th 2024

Electric vehicles are finally arriving in Australia. Come along to this online event to hear Bryce Gaton explain the gamut of electric transport options available, their charging needs and where to find reliable sources of information. Presented by energy experts Renew on behalf of AdaptWest, Resilient East, Resilient South, and Resilient Hills and Coasts. These Regional Climate Partnerships represent 20 local governments across Adelaide and surrounding regions. Join us on 7 May at 6:30pm. Book your free place here.

 


Winter Comfort for Renters

Held Tuesday 16th May 

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In this session we explained energy saving measures like draught proofing window coverings, and more efficient use of heating and hot water to help you find ways to reduce your energy bills, with tips on reading your bills and understanding your energy usage. We also discussed strategies for approaching your landlord for appliance upgrades. 


Winter Comfort 

Held Tuesday 23rd May 

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In this session we explored ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, and explained which steps to take first to save money and stay warmer this winter. We unpacked energy saving measures like draught proofing, insulation, heating, hot water and double glazing, and helped you discover ways to take control of your bills, with tips on reading your bill and understanding your energy usage. 


Electric Vehicles

Held Thursday 15th June

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In this webinar we delved into electric vehicles: what sort of home setup is required, and what are things to look out for when thinking about buying one.


Buying Green Power 

Held Tuesday 4th July

 

 

In this session we be explored GreenPower, the government accredited renewable energy product offered by most electricity retailers to households and businesses in Australia. What actually is GreenPower, and does it live up to its name? 


All-Electric Homes

Held - Tuesday 25th July

 

 

Going all-electric is an essential step in making your home as sustainable as it can be. In this session we explored in detail how and when to transition away from gas, offer tips on creating an efficient all-electric home, and outline the benefits environmentally and economically. 


Introduction to Sustainable Building and Renovating Series - August 2023

 

1. Designing for Resilience

Held - Tuesday 1st August

 

 

Our climate is changing, so it’s time to start thinking about how to retrofit, renovate, or design your home to be resilient for years to come. 

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2. Building Materials

Held - Tuesday 8th August

 

 

With so many options on the market, it can be had to navigate which building material is best for your new build or renovation.

 


3. Build your team

Held - Tuesday 15th August

 

 

It’s essential to find the right team for your build or renovation, yet it can be quite tricky to find people who share your sustainability goals. 

 


4. Water and Greening

Held - Tuesday 22nd August

 

 

If you are fortunate enough to have a garden, it is important to ensure that it is climate-ready and uses water wisely. 

 


New to solar and batteries

Held - Tuesday 7th September

 

 

It can be confusing to know what solar setup will suit your home and your lifestyle. This webinar explored what might be for you, as well as what pitfalls to avoid.

 


Got solar, new to batteries?

Held - Tuesday 12th September

 

 

If you already have rooftop solar and are considering home battery storage, then this webinar is for you. Find out if the return on investment stacks up.

 


Summer Comfort for Renters

Held - Thursday November 16th

 

 

It can be difficult to keep rental properties cool in Summer, but there are tricks to improve the energy efficiency and comfort without breaking the bank. Come along to this online event to find out more.

 


Summer Comfort 

Held - Tuesday November 21st

 

 


Electric Vehicle Update 2024


Electric Vehicles - 2024 Update 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Improving the energy efficiency of your home this summer will make it more comfortable and cheaper to cool. Come along to this online event to find out more.

 

 

 

 


 

Participating Regional Climate Partnerships .

Adapt West

  • City of Charles Sturt
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield
  • City of West Torrens

Resilient East

  • City of Adelaide
  • City of Burnside
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
  • City of Prospect
  • City of Tea Tree Gully
  • City of Unley
  • The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville

Resilient South

  • City of Holdfast Bay
  • City of Marion
  • City of Mitcham
  • City of Onkaparinga 

Resilient Hills and Coasts

  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Alexandrina Council
  • City of Victor Harbor
  • Kangaroo Island Council
  • Mount Barker District Council

 

Want to see examples of other sustainable homes?

Renew recently hosted Sustainable House Day and are always offering online webinars across the country from concept-design-construction and building, to lead on sustainability from start to finish in homes.  There are over 130 profiles that have participated in various SHD events for several years, and you can read their profiles or watch videos here!  

Check out our other resources to see what might be relevant to you now!

 

 

 

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