Alternate energy focus

June 22, 2017

The Practical Living seminar was attended by about 25 people.

Alternate energy, energy audits and smarter housing designs will be the topics discussed at next month’s Practical Living Seminar hosted by Transition Tatura.

The event follows on from the successful food and art seminar in May and Transition Tatura’s Ross Musolino is looking forward to the event.

‘‘Our guest speakers Geoff Lodge and Henning Rasmussen will discuss alternate energy, energy audits plus smarter housing designs,’’ Mr Musolino said.

The seminar — Where You Live — will give attendees a change to pick up tips on how they can build a smarter house, renovate their existing house and save hundreds of dollars on their energy bills each year.

‘‘Mr Rasmussen is the principal of Energy Smart Design, which has 16 years experience in doing energy ratings and other energy efficiency assessments,’’ Mr Musolino said.

‘‘Mr Rasmussen’s involvement within a number of professional forums, such as the Victorian Building Authority, Sustainability Victoria, Building Designers Association and NatHERS is a testament to his depth of knowledge.’’ Mr Musolino said Mr Lodge had more than 20 years experience in the Victorian public service, based in the Shepparton area, managing natural resource management projects on irrigation properties.

‘‘He has been co-ordinator for the Shepparton Irrigation Region — Community Surface Drainage Program, team leader for the Department of Sustainability and Environment as Goulburn Broken Biodiversity and has been the chief executive and executive director for GV Community Energy since inception in September 2010,’’ Mr Musolino said.

Mr Musolino invited all who wish to come along, enjoy food and fellowship then be informed.

Supper will be provided for $10. Bookings are essential — phone the Tatura Community House on 58241315 to book and ask for direct-debit details or drop-in and pay before the July 14.

The event begins at 7pm on Friday, July 21, and will be held at the Tatura Community House.

Stay tuned for details on the final Practical Living Seminar for 2017 — Your block, Your street, Your Town — on Friday, October 27, with John Laing and Heath Chasemore.

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