Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Narrabundah House Tour

There was something for everyone on this tour!

15 people were inspired by this wonderful solar passive house.

The tour showcased a house that has used it’s large north facing windows to allow as much sunlight in as possible. The heat is then store in the concrete walls and floor. The outside walls were double concrete with insulation between and the slab is insulated too. Windows were double glazed,with honey-combed blinds, to keep the heat in.

This house has a solar hot water system and solar panels which generate more electricity than is being used! An interesting feature was a wall switch which allowed the stove and oven to be turned off; to prevent standby power electricity being drained. 

There was also a large rainwater tank connected to toilets, washing machine and the garden. The garden has young fruit trees, vines and bushes planted and will eventually boast six vegetable gardens.

Narrabundah - water tank


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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