Friday, March 2, 2012

TTKD March Meeting: Sustainable Home Energy Use – The Facts

How many times have you heard the myth that solar energy won’t work unless your roof is facing north, or that more energy is used in making solar power systems than they ever produce?  In his presentation energy and sustainability expert Dr David Mills, will shed light on these and many other myths.

Dr Mills will also discuss what you can do, by showing where the best home energy savings can be found and how you can achieve a zero carbon home for zero cost.

We all want to use less energy without sitting in the dark, so whether you want to save the environment, save on your electricity bill, or both, our march meeting is sure to be illuminating.

 Thursday March 15
7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Kenmore Library Meeting Room

Background: Dr David Mills
Dr David Mills has a Honours Degree in Environmental Science with a major in Environmental Policy and Economics and a PhD from UQ on the potential for renewable energy in Australia.

David has numerous publications on sustainability issues and has expertise in understanding how energy is used at the household level and looking at what households can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, as well as knowledge of; greenhouse policy, energy industry reform, renewable energy, water savings measures, building regulations, impact assessment and broader sustainability issues.

David was responsible for developing Queensland’s sustainable housing regulations and has been instrumental in a range of sustainability initiatives including water savings requirements for new housing and commercial buildings, thermal energy performance standards and the proposed phase out of electric hot water systems. His work in Government and commitment to the environment has been acknowledged through multiple awards.

David held the position of secretary of the Queensland branch of the Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) for over 11 years. He was the Convener of the last ANZSES solar energy conference held in Brisbane, Solar 2000. 

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