When: Monday 21st January
Time: 7.30pm sharp
Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32/34 Rosa St, Goodwood SA (Goodwood Community Centre is convenient to the tram (stop 3), buses and train. Enter the car park via Florence St.). Click here for a map of the venue.
Entry fee: ATA members $2. Non-members $5.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Presenters: Nils Gruttner of Coromandel Valley Construction Enterprises and Greg Smith, home owner.
Coromandel Valley Construction Enterprises is the 2012 winner of the Housing Industry Association (SA) Sustainable Housing Award and built Greg’s energy efficient home.
Nils and Greg will discuss the whole process of building the home and include the following: Initial inspiration and the design process. The special needs of an energy efficient design and the qualities required of a builder. Working together and managing the project. Lessons learned, what could be done differently and recommendations to others. Performance and comfort. Costs and cost benefits.
It would be great to publicise this presentation to anyone who is thinking about building, extending or modifying a house for energy efficiency so please invite others.
Adelaide Branch elections
All positions were declared vacant and elections were held for the Convenor, Treasurer and Committee.
Convenor – Steve Jenkins
Treasurer – Alan Strickland
Committee – Sarah Dugdale, Cathryn Hamilton, Maxine Jones, Katherine MacDonald.
Minutes of the meeting are available here.
ATA SA Branch Committee of Management and Steve Jenkins ATA SA Branch Convenor
Email: email@example.com Phone: 0418 852 234
Additional Notes from the Adelaide branch:
* Clare resident and ATA member Dave Clarke proposes the concept of shading car parks at shopping centres and suchlike with solar panels. The considerable power generated would be used by local businesses. Dave would like to make contact with others who are interested in exploring the idea so please check out the idea here or contact Dave on mobile 0400 256 125.
* Members might also like to check a new environmental blogspot that covers a wide range of information from over 300 sources and is compiled by long established SA-based blogger John Maguire here.