National Energy Performance Strategy
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National Energy Performance Strategy

Maybe you know a little, maybe a lot about energy.  How it’s generated in Australia and how well it gets used it in our homes and the broader built environment.  ZEB Board Member, Seb Crangle, knows heaps and had this to say about the National Energy Performance Strategy (NEPS).”It it so heartening to see the…

Green Living Expo
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Green Living Expo

Head along to the TAFE campus at  Wollongbar, 61 Sneaths Road this Saturday for a day filled with all things Green Living.  Our star Board Member, Sebastian Crangle, will be on the 1.30pm panel discussing “Creating a Green Home” alongside Phil Dudman (ABC Garden Gugu). The Northern Rivers Green Living Expo is a family-friendly community…

Sustainable Renters Week
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Sustainable Renters Week

Renew.org.au announce Sustainable Renters Week No matter if you’re a homeowner or a renter, you can make changes to your home to improve it’s comfort, reduce energy bills and limit your environmental footprint.   This December we’re shifting our attention to rental properties. Join us as we navigate how to encourage your landlord to upgrade the efficiency…

Homes Adapting to Climate Change
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Homes Adapting to Climate Change

Long before the floods that devastated the Northern Rivers in February and March, ZEB has been promoting and publishing information about improving homes energy efficiency to reduce emissions as an action that directly reduces Byron Shire residents carbon footprints. In addition to reducing emissions, improving the energy efficiency of your home will not only improve…

Modular & Tiny Homes and Flood Resilient Flooring
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Modular & Tiny Homes and Flood Resilient Flooring

As our Council calls for the NSW Flood Inquiry to increase its terms of reference to include landslips, many people who’s homes suffered extreme levels of damage are grappling with what and how to rebuild. Technology allows us to research far and wide but nothing beats getting the chance to see first hand products and…

We need help rebuilding flood resilient NOW!
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We need help rebuilding flood resilient NOW!

We welcome the creation of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and the efforts being made by local government development support officers to provide information to flood affected property owners but this reality check from the Byron Shire Council’s website is a massive wake up call that we need commitments NOW from the State government…

Free Online Q & A today at 4pm with JDA Co – trades particularly invited to attend
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Free Online Q & A today at 4pm with JDA Co – trades particularly invited to attend

Wednesday 13th April 4-5pm Meeting Invite: simply click on the link at 4pm. https://bit.ly/Wed_13_QnA It is a group session where JDA staff answer specific questions about a particular house (or topic) and they have found this format maximises people viewing getting their questions answered as so many of the problems are shared. Mullum Cares has…

Free structural assessments, demolition and waste removal for critically damaged homes
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Free structural assessments, demolition and waste removal for critically damaged homes

[Yesterday] the Federal Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience Bridget McKenzie [announced] the Australian and NSW governments co-funded Property Assessment and Demolition Program will meet the full cost of demolishing structures that are uninhabitable and beyond economical repair. “This package will help ease the burden on owners who face months, and even…

Guidance On Building In Flood Prone Areas – a NSW Report
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Guidance On Building In Flood Prone Areas – a NSW Report

In June 2006, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Floodplain Management Steering Committee, Parramatta commissioned the production of the Reducing Vulnerability of Buildings to Flood Damage publication below.  It is copyright under the Berne Convention. Copying of this booklet is permitted providing that the meaning is unchanged and the source is acknowledged. ISBN 0 7347 5614 3 Illustrations by Greg…