Take advantage of the sun o Dry your clothes indoors in the sun rather than using your dryer o Use appliances/set timers too o Open up your curtains and blinds during the day to let in the winter sun (don’t forget to close them once the sun is down) Close up those gaps and cracks o Draught proofing will give you your best bang for buck!
This month the ReNew Magazine published an article in their April 2018 issue comparing energy costs over 10 years for houses with gas appliances, electrical appliances, and electrical appliances with solar panels, based on a study by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).
Late last year, the CSIRO published a report commissioned by the ACT Government exploring the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Canberra. Its findings have been the subject of much discussion, most recently by Minister Shane Rattenbury on ABC Radio in Canberra.
Back in December of 2017, Ginninderry’s future residents met for the inaugural Ginninderry Future Residents Eve, and among the night’s events everyone got together to plant a veggie patch outside the Link.
Back in January, our new site vehicle arrived at its temporary home in Murrumbateman. It’s a six wheeled, twelve-seater ex-military Land Rover Defender Perentie that used to be a troop carrier – known affectionately as “The Queen”.
A smart community is one that puts connectivity at its centre – connectivity of its people and data. A smart community is one that is enhanced with technology – allowing it to become a platform for not only the collection of real-time data but the sharing and analysis of this data for the benefit of the community.
Ginninderry’s landscape architects, Cia Landscapes and Colour, and Group GSA have taken our research on mature trees and designed new open spaces for the public and our ecosystems.
Old trees provide a range of habitats for native mammals (including bats), reptiles, insects and birds, that cannot be provided by younger trees. Their large limbs, dead branches, tree hollows, peeling bark and logs provide all sorts of roosting and nesting opportunities, as well as producing seed, pollen and nectar.
Sustainability means a lot of different things to a lot of people. To me, a sustainable community is one which has been planned and built with a focus on connectedness, consideration for the environment and custodianship.
Since work first began in 2009, Ginninderry has been planned as a sustainable community. Together with new residents of Ginninderry, we will work to create a community that showcases the world’s best practice in nature conservation, urban design, construction and long-term liveability.