You’ll have the opportunity to take a look inside an entire street of sustainable homes and to join in a day-long ‘Sustainable Street Party’ this Sunday, September 17.

THE Cape residential development and the RACV Inverloch Resort have joined forces to celebrate National Sustainable House Day on the Bass Coast, this Sunday, September 17 with a suite of informative talks, displays, house openings and family fun on offer.
The Cape estate will be offering an entire street of smart and innovative Aussie homes, as part of its full-day ‘Sustainable Street Party’.
Visitors will be able to check out the five, bill-busting, super comfortable, sustainable homes all in Periwinkle Place at The Cape, Cape Paterson.
All these homes have an average 8-star energy efficiency rating and bills of under $500 per annum in energy costs.
There is also Victoria’s first 10-star home by The Sociable Weaver, plus The Cape’s innovative community food garden, and free downloadable house designs available on the Cape website.
The builders and designers and energy efficiency experts behind the homes – TS Constructions, Sociable Weaver, Martin Builders, Adapt Design and Beaumont Concepts will be on hand to explain how the homes work and answer any questions.
“We will also have live music and free barista made coffee and refreshments on offer at The Cape,” according to Cape Director Brendan Condon, who rolled out the welcome mat this week.
Visitors will have the chance to enjoy a joyride in a long range Tesla electric vehicle along the Bunurong Coast.
“These exciting super modern cars, kindly made available by Gippsland Solar and NewGen Solar, can be charged on carbon neutral solar and wind energy and can travel over 400kms on a single charge.”
The RACV Inverloch Resort will also open its doors to the public, with a number of informative talks on offer by sustainability experts, covering topics such as solar panels and sustainable living.
There will also be an opportunity to take a ride in a Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle and check out the latest in charging stations, and activities for families.
Sustainable House Day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
Over 200 homes are participating nationally, with national participation expected to exceed 20,000 visitors, as interest across Australia grows, driven by a growing appetite to reduce energy bills and live more sustainably, while taking positive steps to address climate change.
“Our homes show the latest in sustainable design and smart technology, including solar power, heat pump technology, water and energy saving design and fit out, and electric vehicle charge points,” Mr Condon said.
“A visit to The Cape is to step into the future, but can be experienced today. The combined event with the Cape and RACV Inverloch makes for a great day out for Gippslanders and visitors from Melbourne venturing down for the day. Come and visit Cape and the RACV and learn about how easy and affordable sustainable living is.”
The sustainable living, coastal estate, ‘The Cape’ is located off Seaward Drive, to the right, just as you enter Cape Paterson from the Wonthaggi side. If you haven’t visited yet, Sunday, September 17 will provide the perfect opportunity.