Building - Buninyong Sustainability

  • Ask a Local

    local Buninyong

    We have some passionate locals in our village full of knowledge and resources, always asking questions and collaborating with the experts in the industry. Pick their brains! Ask them any niggling questions you might have about sustainable building.

    What's it like to live in a high performance house?
    What are some of the costs?
    Would they do it again? If so, what would they do differently?

    10:00 - 11:00 - Yanabeelbuild - Straw Bale House
    Hand built local Straw Bale house.
    Jess & Bryan

    12:00 - 13:00 - Healthy High Performance home for the family.
    Justin Weyers is currently building an Architecturally designed High Performance home to Passive House Principles.

    A healthy home for his family free of dust mites and pollen focusing on Air tightness, triple glazing, moisture management, maximum insulation with a HRV. Come and hear his journey, see the plans and his building samples and ask anything you want. Always happy to share his new found passion and growing knowledge on his sustainable journey.

    13:00 - 14:00 - Finding North - Aspects of Sustainability
    At Finding North, we believe that everyone has the ability to make changes which improve how we live sustainably. Based on honest and independent service we hope to help others achieve this for themselves. Andrea Mason.

    02:00 - 02:30 - All the locals together.
    All the 'Ask a locals' in one spot to share knowledge with each other. Join the discussion.

    14:30 - 15:30 - Joe Boin



  • Boucher Consultancy

    Dale Boucher ConsultancyEnvironmental Experts
    Boucher Consultancy is based in central Victoria and offers a range of sustainability services to government, commercial business and households. With over 12 years experience in the sustainability sector, Boucher Consultancy can help to reduce costs and lighten your environmental footprint through a range of audits, renewable energy generation, and energy efficiency advice and reporting.

    Boucher Consultancy is also a consultant for BREAZE Energy Solutions who supply and install Solar PV systems, batteries and heat pump hot water systems.

  • Ecokit® Construction

    EcoKitEcokit® is a new generation innovative construction system for high performance homes with low running cost. The ecokit system guarantees an energy efficient, healthy home that stays comfortable all year round, using a fraction of the energy of a standard house.


  • environ design

    EnvironDesign.jpgPassionate about design, and all things sustainable - come and talk to us at the Expo!

    environ design offers the following services:

    • Concept Design
    • Documentation and Detail Design
    • Interior Design
    • Subdivision Design
    • 3D Computer Visualisations
    • Environmental Consultancy

    environ design: design to the max’


  • Passive Builders

    Passive BuildersCome and talk about ways to live sustainably in a Passive House

    Our homes demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, through the use of passive design and Passive House building principles.

    Passive Builders is a design and construct firm specializing in energy-efficient design for new homes and major renovations.

    Our approach is to implement passive solar and Passive House design principles to create a home that offers the best value comfort, efficiency, and quality.

    If you're looking for a high-performance home we have qualified Passive House consultants in each location who can help take your design to the Passive House standard.   Ballarat, Bendigo in Victoria, and Kingscliff in NSW.

  • Passive House Construction and Products

    PassiveHouseConstructionJustin O'Connor and Devin Grant believe that everybody should have access to warm, dry and mould free buildings.

    They have a passion for being able to help provide excellent buildings, with the solutions being science, material specification, Passive House or just plain common sense .

    Justin and Devin will provide essential knowledge for critical building components to the industry, creating more durable constructions.  They use their extensive knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community, creating smart solutions for a sustainable future.

  • Structural Panels Australia

    structural panelsStructural Panels Australia (SPA) is an Australian company located in Daylesford Victoria, manufacturing structural insulated panels (SIPs) for use in residential and commercial construction. Our range of insulated roof panels, insulated wall, floor and ceiling panels, facilitates the build of your next project with industry leading efficiency.

  • TinyOffice

    TinyOfficeGet the extra room you need - come and talk to us at the Smart Living Expo!

    • Quality Prefabricated Studios.
    • Built in Ballarat.
    • Starting from $18,000