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How Passive Solar Design Can Reduce Your Energy Bill

A FREE workshop exploring the various factors involved in creating an energy efficient home


When designing a new home, integrating energy efficiency and solar considerations from the very earliest stages can create a lasting impact.

It’s no secret our homes are getting smarter, more connected and more energy-efficient. Solar panels added to a newly-built home can help to make a difference, but solar panels are only part of a truly energy-efficient home.

The team from Synergy are hosting a FREE workshop on solar passive design at Home Base on Saturday 19 May from 11am – 12pm.

New Energy Lead at WA energy retailer Synergy, Aidon Thomas, will provide his expert advice regarding the things to consider when building a home to allow for Solar. The workshop covers block orientation and working with an architect to make the most of natural heating and cooling in the layout, why it’s important to correctly size a solar system, the factors that can impact on savings and more.

To register, call the Home Base Welcome Desk on 9388 1088 or send an email to and tell us the name/s (first name and surname) of those attending.


After completing a BSc in Energy Studies at Murdoch University, Aidon has worked extensively in the energy industry over the past 10 years. After graduating and completing a short contract role at the Sustainable Energy Development Office, Aidon worked as a sustainability consultant with GHD, working on emissions and energy related projects across multiple industries including sustainable housing development.

He then moved to Western Power where he worked on renewable energy and sustainability projects and is currently a New Energy Lead at Synergy, working on emerging technology related retail products and services across residential and business sectors.