Double glazed units are also known as Insulated Glass Units (IGU). They are just as important to your home as the batts in your walls and ceiling. They mainly insulate your home against heat loss and with a change to the glass makeup can reduce heat coming into your home.
Standard double glazing will not stop the sun coming in during winter. This is one of the most commonly asked questions from our clients. You need the sun to come into your home so that you can benefit from the free heating. Double glazing lets it in and then traps it in the home.
A friend who commutes to Queanbeyan suggested it: activate the Kingston-Queanbeyan line as a commuter link, with appropriate buses at either end for forward journeys.
Surely this idea has a certain irresistible logic: the line is already there.
How much could it cost to run this as an experiment in peak hours, with costs and benefits measured to see if it should continue or extend hours?
So much taxpayer money is spent on reports and consultants, so why couldn't a percentage be dedicated to experimentation with actual pilots of transport solutions?
Such a link could easily evolve into light rail, to link up with the proposed light rail routes for the ACT that go to Kingston.
Join Richard Denniss at the launch of Anna Rose's new book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic this Thursday!
Where: Paperchain Bookstore Manuka
Address: 34 Franklin St Manuka
When: 5.45 for 6pm, Thursday 10 May
Moderated by Simon Sheikh from GetUp
You may have seen Anna Rose taking on former Senator Nick Minchin recently in the ABC documentary 'I Can Change Your Mind about Climate' and the following special episode of Q&A with Tony Jones.
With the ACT Government pushing for sustainable energy provision, how do we plan more sustainably and what could be the near future? Speakers will cover the ACT Vision, power generation connection, sustainable planning and Hydrogen Fuel Cells.
Please join the Australian Institute of Energy on 22 May to hear a few thoughts on these issues from the Government, Infrastructure, Planning and Technology side during this exciting time.
Presentations will commence at 3.45 pm and conclude with Questions at 5.00 pm.
The Build a Smarter Canberra strategy has been developed in a collaborative partnership between SEE-Change, Canberra Loves 40% Canberra Environment Centre and the Conservation Council. BBQ food will be provided (free of charge) along with live local music. Please be sure to RSVP through our Eventbrite page.
On the 25th of February SEE-Change members new and old met to discuss our progress so far and where we should be headed. We also discussed the role of the executive officer, examined our funding models, and identified new activities that could improve SEE-Change's presence in the Canberra community. It was an excellent opportunity to pull-back and take a look at the overall operation of the SEE-Change organisation.
A summary of that conversation is attached, and we'd love to get your feedback on the ideas we discussed, particularly the recommendations section.
Woden SEE-Change has two great short Australian movies available for hire.
WASTE NOT - 26 mins: Waste Not is a film about where your garbage goes, who sorts it for you, and what it is worth if it isn't just tossed into landfill.
MAGIC HARVEST - 26 mins: A backyard revolution: new food-growing gardens, one square metre at a time. Tells the sort of a backyard revolution that is developing in South Australia.
For more information about hiring, please contact email@example.com or call the office on 6162 2320.
Our friends at 100% Renewable Energy have put out the call for all supporters of community owned renewable energy to email the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
They've provided an email form here to which you can add your personal message. It only takes a few minutes but they do need us to act TODAY. If they are successful, it will mean that funds from the CEFC will be able to be put towards inspiring community energy programs like our own Canberra Clean Energy Connection.