HCC has just confirmed the first series of Sustainable Urban Design workshops for 2008. Whether you are looking to build, or want to save money and live more comfortably - then there is something for you. So make sure you get involved, and please help us spread the word by passing this information on to anyone you think may be interested.
For more information on the Sustainable Urban Design programme go to www.hamilton.co.nz/sud
APRIL 15: How to Buy a Better Home?
Find out how to choose a property that can be easily brought up to modern standards of comfort and efficiency, and what features to look for in a house that will make it cheap to run.
APRIL 29: Green Home Introduction
Whether you are building or renovating, this workshop will give you an introduction to the general concepts of ‘green house building’ looking at environmental impacts, the goals that you want to achieve and the economics of energy efficiency.
MAY 13: Eco-Design for a New House
Thinking of building? Discover the win/win of building an eco home. Increase the value of your asset, while at the same time reduce your outgoing monthly costs. This workshop will cover issues such as site considerations, toxicity and water use, material choices and energy efficiency.
MAY 27: Fine Tuning a New House for Energy Efficiency
Even if you’ve recently built your new dream home, there are plenty of things you can still do to improve the energy efficiency of the building. Learn how to reduce your electricity bills while increasing the value of your property.
Where: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Waikato, Building RS6, Ruakura Satellite Campus, 21 Ruakura Road, Hamilton
When: Each workshop will start at 7pm
Fee: There is a small fee of $5 per workshop
To register or for more information on the workshops please contact the University of Waikato Centre for Continuing Education on 858 5209.
Environmental Policy Advisor
Hamilton City Council
Council Building, Garden Place
Private Bag 3010 Hamilton 3240
DDI: (07) 838 6483
Fax: (07) 838 6464
E: aaron.fleming hcc.govt.nz