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‘Live Green House’ on display in Sydney

September 25, 2009

City of Sydney opens a free ‘Live Green House’, built by Archology, to showcase sustainable living.

A Live Green House will be on show next month in Sydney, giving visitors the chance to view a sustainable home in action and talk to the architect.

As part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival, the 25m² house will be built at Taylor Square along busy Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, and will be open from 15-18 October.

Providing information on sustainable living from vertical walls, green roofs and balcony gardening to eco linen, cooling paint, self-cleaning concrete pavers and government rebates, the house will be free to the public.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said the idea was to provide realistic guidance for residents. “During our consultation on Sustainable Sydney 2030, people told us they wanted the Council to head the way on sustainability – but they also wanted practical tools and information to make changes in their own homes.”

Visitors will be able to talk to sustainability experts, and see practical examples of sustainable living for every room in the house.

Visitors to the Live Green House will also be able to speak with the architect of the House, Martin Urakawa from Archology, and take away ideas for reducing the environmental footprint of their home including how to save money on water and energy bills and create balcony gardens and green spaces.

For more information on the event, visit ["www.artandabout.com.au/livegreen":http://www.artandabout.com.au/livegreen]

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