Council helps residents with summer heat

Sustainably modified house

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Penrith City Council is holding a free community talk - Homes & Heat: Innovative Design, Building & Retrofit Solutions - to help local residents beat summer heat in their homes without incurring crippling energy bills.

To be held on 18 February at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, the talk will include practical information for new home builders, as well as those wanting to update existing homes.

Mayor Ross Fowler OAM, said the event will feature national and local experts and is a must attend for anyone wanting to make their home more comfortable in summer.

“Four days into the new year, the temperature in Penrith soared to an almost unimaginable 48.9 degrees, making it the hottest day in Greater Sydney since records began.  Clearly it's imperative that we design homes in Western Sydney to be cooler and more efficient, to cope with this heat,” he said.

Council’s engaging evening talk will delve into what it takes to keep a home cool in Penrith and explore concepts like passive solar design and passive house.  Presenters will include Dr Josh Byrne of ABC's Gardening Australia, Mark Davis of Mark Davis Design and Nevin Sweeney, President of Permaculture Sydney West.

Event details at a glance
What:   Homes & Heat: Innovative Design, Building & Retrofit Solutions
Where: Q Theatre, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
When:  6.15-8.00pm Tuesday 18 February 2020
Cost:    Free!
Bookings: Bookings can be made online. Tickets are free but places are limited, so don’t miss out. Click here for more information and to book!

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 21 January 2020.