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Permaculture Australia: Nine Steps to Sustainable Housing

Saturday 12 Sep
- Saturday 12 Sep



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About this event

A framework for Sustainable Housing Plug into this simple framework that helps you make sense of the sustainability jargon and considers rising cost of ownership as a segway to creating resilient and affordable outcomes. Building and constructing sustainable, profitable projects begins with understanding and uncovering the land characteristics, cost of construction and designing with lifestyle in mind.

The 9 Steps:
-Land Characteristics – Where land can increase costs & considering all the elements to location.
-Designing for Lifestyle – Thinking smart about the function of a home & planning for the future.
-Building Environmental Resilience – Knowledge of how the climate affects the function of the home & how to incorporate free tools to add value.
-Value Add for a Sustainable Home – Understand the methods of costing both a new build and renovation by considering inclusions lists & Energy Ratings.
-Aspects to Sustainable Construction – With six focus areas in mind, practical sustainability initiatives, hints & tips, allow you to start applying this knowledge.
-Builder Due Diligence – Factors influencing what builders you can use including topics on licensing, certifiers and planning laws.
-Financial Wellness – Consider how to maximise your cash flow and reduce out of pocket expenses.
-Contracts & Construction Conditions – Gain exposure to this environment prior to starting and gain the confidence here to know what you are looking for.
-Cost of Not Going Sustainable: Return on Investment – Understand the practical application and returns then begin applying sustainability concepts to your own scenarios.

The creator of this series, Jess Osborne has built 9 nine homes herself with efficiencies in mind and has now written this masterclass to share her learning with the community. She has worked in property since 2007, and previously ran her own land development company Josh Develop for 10 years, was involved on the Residential Committee for Property Council of Australia and was former Treasurer of Australian Green Development Forum.

Joining her is Valerie Bares, who brings her environmental and sustainability passions and experience from Post Grad Environmental Management Degree, National EnviroDevelopment Manager with UDIA (Qld) & now running her own consulting practice ESC Consulting assisting developers prepare submissions for sustainable projects

On the day
Each registrant will receive a pocket guide by email, a 60+ workbook on the day.

What to bring
Any project information you are currently working on, plans layouts address info. Current Water bills. Smart phone (google maps if available).

  • Information and Education
  • Workshop
  • Sustainable Living
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