Saturday June 30: Village Open Day, 1 to 4 pm.
Saturday June 30: ATA (Alternative Technology Association) talk: 11.30am-12.30pm
“Energy efficient Windows,and the drive for more Sustainable Homes”
Our June speaker is Graham Hunt, from the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) http://www.ata.org.au/.
More about windows.
Windows can be the weak point in managing energy and temperature.
Windows can be very expensive
- We want or windows to do a lot for us:
- Let in and manage external light
- Block summer heat, let in winter heat, keep in internal heat
- Keep out insects and rats and birds
- provide security, keep out burglars
- Allow ventilation
- Repel bushfire and ash
- Provide some privacy
- Double and triple glazing
- External shutters, awnings and blinds
- Internal curtains, shutters, awnings and blinds
- Different types of glass
- ease of cleaning and maintenance
- emergency exits
This event will be held at the Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara, NSW 2250. You do not need to register to attend. Cost to attend any part of the Village Open Day :individual $10, family $20, free to members of NELN and NEV, and those who have paid to attend the Open Day. NB Membership of NELN allows you to attend all Open Days and Monthly NELN Talk for 12 months, and provides discounts on special workshops and tours. Annual membership costs individual $20, family $40. Join Now! NB All are invited to bring a lunch to share after the talk.
The ATA is a national organisation that supports households and communities to live sustainably by providing information and expert, independent advice on energy efficient design, solar power, rainwater tanks, sustainable materials, waste, and more.
Graham will tell us about the different options for windows, curtains and window furnishings, and also review the Window and Film Buyers Guide (in the current issue of the ATA’s magazine Renew).
There will also be a sneak peek at an ambitious new ATA program to champion comfortable, healthy and resilient homes for all Australians (to be launched on World Environment Day June 5th).