Diamond Beach home opened for Sustainable House Day September 16

An eco-friendly house, Arles in Diamond Beach, will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day on Sunday, September 16.

Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia. It aims to inspire people to live sustainably, showing them how to lower energy bills, live comfortably and help the environment through good home design, practices and technology.

Susan and David Glenn-Hume will join more than 200 homeowners nationwide in opening their home to the community to pass on tips and advice, including on solar power, home batteries, off-grid living, innovative building materials and design, and more. This home features solar hot water, photovoltaic power, passive solar design and water harvesting in a permaculture inspired garden.

Sustainable House Day is a valuable resource for anyone looking for practical information on sustainable homes: what works, what doesn’t and how to move towards ‘greener’ living.

In 2016, Sustainable House Day won the United Nations Association of Australia's Climate Action Award for Climate Education and Engagement.

Homes will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, September 16. A profile on the Arles listing its sustainable credentials can be found here.

All visitors to Sustainable House Day must register to attend via the website www.sustainablehouseday.com to obtain addresses of all open houses.