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Don’t miss Sustainable House Day at The Link – Sunday 17 September

Thursday 7 September 2017
By Ginninderry Project Team
16 Sep 2017
11:00pm - 7:00am
Ginninderry Project Team

The Link building located in the first suburb of Ginninderry, Strathnairn will be holding tours, talks and a cooking demonstration for the public on Sustainable House Day on Sunday, September 17.

Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia. It aims to inspire people to live sustainably, showing them how to lower energy bills, live comfortably and help the environment through good home design, practices and technology.

Ginninderry will this year join more than 150 homeowners nationwide in showcasing the award winner sustainable building, The Link to the community to pass on tips and advice, including on solar power, home batteries, innovative building materials and design, and more.

Event Program

Guided tours of The Link
  • 9:30 – 10am
  • 11:30 – 12pm
  • 2pm – 2:30pm

* Maps will also be available at the registration desk for visitors who would prefer to do self-guided tours.

10am: Presentation

Building a sustainable community — Jessica Stewart, Sustainability Manager.

12pm – 2pm: Meet the sustainability experts

Bring along your questions about building, energy efficiency and designing for the team of builders, home energy efficiency experts, sustainability gurus, designers, and more!

On hand will be Ginninderry’s Sustainability Manager Jessica Stewart and Hoa Luu Design Manager, ActewAGL, ACTSmart, Solarhub, ITP home energy, Reposit Power, members from the Ginninderry builders’ panel and Paul Nagle and Jodie Pipkorn from Commonsense Sustainability Solutions.

Visitors will also be in for a real treat with Australian Electric Vehicle Association/ Electric Vehicles Canberra showcasing the latest electric cars, bikes and golf cart!

1pm: Live cooking demonstration

Watch Hemant from Tikka Stand whip up a delicious chicken tikka on an induction stovetop and learn more about the cost saving benefits of electric vs. gas cooking.

3pm: presentation

Liveable and sustainable: Building what’s best for you and the environment — Hoa Luu Design Manager.


Sustainable House Day is a valuable resource for anyone looking for practical information on sustainable homes: what works, what doesn’t and how to move towards ‘greener’ smart living.

The Link building showcases Ginninderry’s commitment to sustainability and will be open to the general public from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, September 17. A profile on the home listing its sustainable credentials can be found at with information and a video at

There are many other homes throughout the ACT and region opening for Sustainable House Day. Why not make a day of it and visit several?

All visitors to Sustainable House Day must register to attend via the website to obtain addresses of all open houses. Those visiting The Link will be required to sign in at the registration table on the day.

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