The day may have been grey but the message was green as the EcoLiving Centre in Albion held its first Open Day.
The event was held on 17 November 2012 to update the community with the progress being made to transform the 1950s bungalow into an energy efficient hub and provide information about environmentally sustainable living.
Students from VU's Faculty of Technical and Trades Innovation have internally demolished and re-built large sections of the house, including installation of a new roof, walls, flooring and double glazed windows.
Other sustainable products to be installed will include a 25KL water tank for storm water harvesting, eco-insulation, gas instantaneous hot water, LED lighting, five star rating toilets and energy efficient heating and cooling.
The centre is expected to be completed and officially opened in early 2013.
The EcoLiving Centre is being established in the Western suburbs of Melbourne to educate, inform and demonstrate the benefits of sustainable living. The initiative is a collaboration with:
- Brimbank City Council
- City West Water
- Friends of Iramoo
- Albion & Ardeer Community Club
- Friends of Kororoit Creek.
It is supported by the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund.