The Cape Sustainable Housing Project presents

Zero Emission Housing


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How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate emissions from the housing sector? Are Australian houses up to the challenges of rising temperatures and longer and more intense hot spells on a heating planet? Brendan Condon is Director of The Cape sustainable housing project, overlooking beautiful Bass Strait at Cape Paterson near Phillip Island and 90 minutes from Melbourne. This community will have 220 homes when complete, and already features some of the best examples of common sense integrated sustainability in Australia, including 7.5 star energy and water efficient housing, solar energy, energy efficient appliances and operating systems, electric vehicle infrastructure, urban food production, rainwater harvesting, habitat restoration and much more. Homes are designed to be carbon neutral, comfortable in all conditions with minimal heating and cooling, and to have annual energy bills as low as 20% of conventional homes.


Brendan Condon is a lifelong environmentalist and sustainability practitioner who is the director of a number of companies working to build better designed, sustainable cities and communities. These including habitat restoration company Australian Ecosystems, stormwater harvesting and urban food company Biofilta, and The Cape sustainable housing project at Cape Paterson.

Dean Lombard, Energy Policy Analyst at the Alternative Technology Association, has more than a decade’s experience as a consumer advocate in the Victorian and National energy markets. For much of this time he’s been an active member of the One Million Homes Alliance, which lobbies for policy reform to improve the energy efficiency of existing housing.

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Sat 11 Feb 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Under the Gum
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia


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