Eco houses are open for inspection

Central Victoria’s eco houses will be open to curious visitors on Sustainable House Day. 

Homes in Glenhope, Woodend and Daylesford will be open throughout the region on Sunday. More than 150 homes will be on show nationwide. 

Sustainable House Day coordinator Tim Drylie said the day allows visitors to understand the practicality of a sustainable house. 

“There are lots of different approaches to building a sustainable house,” he said. 

“It is nice to get out there to see how people have done it themselves rather than looking at theory or pictures in a magazine.”

Mr Drylie said people may be interested in learning about the features of sustainable homes to reduce carbon emissions, reduce costs and meet lifestyle choices. 

“Given that there is an energy crisis and we are moving toward a carbon zero target, it is important for us to be looking at sustainable options,” he said. “Another reason is for lifestyle choices. Often if you are building a sustainable house you are building a house that is really comfortable to live in. Another reason is economic, with huge rises in electricity costs people are thinking more about the way renewable systems can reduce their energy bills.”

Sustainable House Day is a free national event. Visitors must register at www.sustainablehouseday.com