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

Sustainable house in Wright

30 people enjoyed a tour of this beautiful energy efficient house in Wright, designed to keep warm in Canberra’s cold winter.

Built in 2014, this homes ability to withstand the cold is due to the design of it’s unique external walls. These are constructed from an Australian Patented Technology using a multi-layer wall system. This technology is the first of it’s kind in Canberra. Sanjiv, an engineer and the inventor of these walls was be present at the tour and gave a fascinating talk about the Econwall. You can find out more about the Econwall here.

Other sustainable features included a northerly orientation on the  longest boundary, R9 polystyrene foam insulation in the roof, German double glazed windows throughout, Solid Timber flooring, Aeratron ceiling fans and beautiful Indian two layer cotton fabric curtaining throughout.


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