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Monocrete House Tour

In May 2015 SEE-Change toured this O’Connor monocrete house as part of the Sustainable House Tours program.

This tour showed how a monocrete house can be improved to stay warm in winter.

It has used insulclad (high density polystyrene cladding) on the outside walls, insulation (batts) in the floor and ceiling, retrofitted double glazing (Magnetite) to existing windows, used a breeze power whole house fan to draw cool air in through open windows and remove hot air from the roof space, it has solar panels and a solar hot water system.

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With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government