RCLC was involved in the Greener Houses Growing Greener Neighbourhoods, a project developing Neighbourhood Houses as demonstration centres to showcase the principles and operation of low energy and water use design features, technologies and appliances.
Greener Houses was an exciting new project to develop five neighbourhood houses as Eco-Living Demonstration Centres. The centres now showcase the principles and operation of low energy and water use design features, technologies and appliances in family homes.
RCLC and three other neighbourhood houses were given a green makeover. The project also involved a new learning centre in North Epping. Now that the neighbourhood houses have been fitted out with environmental technologies and appliances, they act as eco-living display centres so that local people can learn how to make their own homes more environmentally friendly.
Greener Houses is a pilot project coordinated by the North East Neighbourhood House Network, the peak association of over 30 Neighbourhood Houses in Melbourne's Northern suburbs. It is hoped that we will see it extended to other neighbourhood houses and community centres not only in Victoria but in other states as well. The project is a unique collaboration involving community volunteers, community organisations, governments and industry, in assisting people to improve the environmental performance of their homes.
A team of Greener Houses has been working on the project over the last two years and it has been an exciting opportunity for people in the Richmond community to get involved, learn new skills, and help others to make their homes and lives more sustainable. This is the perfect example of thinking globally and acting locally!
Greener Houses project gallery
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