6 Star Design and Sustainability Course

This enlightening course will educate you on how to design a home that will save money and energy all year round

In a city where expenses for electricity and gas are skyrocketing and water is restricted, this course is a must for anyone building or renovating a home.

Adrian Fratelle, leading home designer from design firm Ecohabit Homes, will talk you through the key factors needed to create an energy efficient, solar passive home, without compromising on the design that you want.

The course is designed to assist every home builder or renovator to achieve the mandatory 6 star energy rating and possibly much more.  Clever design tips will help to keep your new home comfortable all year round with the minimum energy usage.

This short course covers everything from block selection, orientation and design principles through to greywater, water storage systems and options for heating and cooling your home. Whether you are building new or looking to perform a large-scale renovation, this is the perfect starting point for your project.

Course Details

Duration 2.5 hours
Location Home Base
Cost $100 single / $140 double

Course Structure

  • Energy efficient home principles
  • Sustainable home principles
  • Smart homes
  • 6 star energy ratings
  • Orientation
  • Ventilation
  • Floor and wall construction
  • Roof and ceiling construction
  • Building fabric
  • Insulation
  • Glazing and window frames
  • Heating and cooling
  • Lighting and electrics
  • Water
  • Designs to inspire