Live Green House

October 14, 2009

Built by Archology, the Live Green House provides Sydney residents with practical information on sustainable living.

As part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival, a 25m² Live Green House will be built at Taylor Square along busy Oxford Street, Darlinghurst from 15–18 October.

The house will provide visitors with information on sustainable living from vertical walls, green roofs and balcony gardening to eco linen, cooling paint, self-cleaning concrete pavers and government rebates, and 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 to the Live Green House will 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.

Find out all you need to know about government rebates for rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electricity, and insulation, and see the latest sustainable products – everything from building materials, to appliances, plates, bed linen and computers.

*Where* Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
*When* 15-16 October (12pm-8pm) & 17-18 October (10am-6pm)

For more information, go to ["www.artandabout.com.au/livegreen":http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout/ExhibitionsEvents/LiveGreenHouse/default.asp]

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