Woden local group
Our main objective for 2018 is to turn the City Farm Shed (at Canberra City Farm, Dairy Flat Rd) to a more thermally comfortable building.
The ultimate objective is to convert it to a Passive House called the Low Energy Super Shed (LESS). However, the Woden group only has funds for part of this conversion mostly provided by City Farm.
We will continue to improve the design of the LESS during 2018 finding better ways of reaching our goal of using only sustainable materials. In 2017 we refined the design – replacing polystyrene insulation with shredded paper that achieves the same insulation value.
This first stage will produce a shed that provides shelter out of the wind for those working on the Farm. There will be no air leaks, a higher ceiling, access to sunshine through northern double-glazed tilt-and-turn windows and double glazed French doors for better access.
To aid and extend this project we will be fundraising through grant applications, seeking donations from sponsors, fund-raising dinners and perhaps through crowd funding.
We will continue to build our team of volunteers who have a variety of skills (including a Passive House certified carpenter) and the tools and machinery we need for when the building work begins.
If you have some trade skills, would like to learn about Passive House building techniques and materials and would like to contribute your skills, please contact Leigh Duxson on 0407283195. The work will be done mainly in weekends.