A master class on building a clean energy future
The Master Builders Green Living Roadshow, held recently in Bendigo, provided builders from across Victoria with innovative ways to save on their costs and build energy-efficient homes.
Master Builders Deputy Executive Director Radley de Silva said, ‘This tour of regional Victoria highlights Master Builders’ commitment to spreading the virtues of green living in the built form’.
The demand for buildings, including houses, that are both energy efficient and sustainable, is on the rise as Australian homeowners begin to realise the benefits – like reduced energy bills and increased comfort – that come with living in a ’green’ home .
Increasing numbers of builders are eager to streamline their building practices to construct homes that save money for both themselves and their clients—and that’s what this forum was all about.
Sustainable Building Adviser Dr Phil Alviano, who spoke at the event, said the roadshows had been developed to provide builders from all over Victoria with information on the best and most innovative ways to build more energy efficient homes.
‘These sessions provided builders and tradespeople with a wealth of information from expert presenters,’ Dr Alviano said.
The roadshow highlighted the best ways to maintain an energy rating through the use of materials such as timber floors, insulation, lighting and draught seals.
Master Builders is committed to fostering energy efficiency through these roadshows, but also through other initiatives, such as their Green Living Program, which continues to increase in popularity.
The program, which encourages builders to adopt sustainable innovations in their operations, has accredited more than 800 builders in designing, building, installing and maintaining environmental innovations since it was launched in 2006.
More information is available on how Master Builders are adapting towards more sustainable practices as part of a clean energy future, visit the Master Builders Association.