The next Sydney Central ATA Meeting will be on August 9th – Sustainable renovation

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Jul 262011
The next Sydney Central ATA meeting will be held on The next Sydney Central ATA Meeting will be on August 9th at 6pm at the Wallaby Room, Telstra Building, 320 Pitt St, Sydney. from 6pm to 8pm at the Wallaby Room, 11th Floor, Telstra Building, 320 Pitt St Sydney.
The talk will presented be one of our active members, Graham Hunt, and the topic will be ‘Checklist for Sustainable Renovation’.

Graham’s talk will set out a checklist of all the critical items one should consider when undertaking a sustainable renovation of a home from the initial design sketch through construction to how the house is lived in.
Graham Hunt is a registered architect with more than 25 years experience in a wide range of retail, industrial, commercial, and residential projects. He designed his first passive solar designed home back in 1983.
As an accredited ABSA assessor for both thermal comfort assessments and home sustainability assessments and an accredited Green Star Professional, Graham often advises other architects on energy efficiency and sustainable design.
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Crikey Editorial 12th July 2011

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Jul 142011

While the reaction domestically has been decidedly mixed, the overseas response to the carbon pricing package has been, from an Australian point of view, strangely positive. “Radical”, according to The Guardian. “Australia can have fits of enlightenment”, according to the Financial Times. “In a world sorely lacking for signs that political leaders are taking the threat of global warming seriously, it is big news – especially given the fact that Australia has the largest per-capita carbon footprint in the world….” said Rolling Stone.

This is, ultimately, the most important aspect of the Government’s carbon pricing scheme — showing the rest of the world that Australia takes climate change seriously enough to warrant major economic reform. That is the most important contribution that Australia can make to the push for an international agreement that will have a serious chance of curbing emissions growth and, therefore, the level of climate change that is going to damage the Australian economy.


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