When: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7:30 pm
Where: Ian Ross building #31, Australian National University, Corner of North Road and Geology Close, Acton ACT 2601. Click here for a campus map (Building #31 at G4 on North Rd) and here for a Google map.
Cost: Free public event.

A question that many home owners in the Canberra region face is what to do to an existing home to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of the dwelling? Jenny will address this question using two specific local examples.

The first is an old double-brick place in Turner. Jenny’s team provided retrofit advice for this project and achieved really good results. The second is a small place in Kaleen which was reconfigured within its existing footprint. This retrofit had a larger budget than the first but is a great of example of what can be done with an existing house.

Jenny will, of course, be happy to field questions from the audience.

Jenny Edwards is the owner and Director of Light House Architecture and Science, a multi-award-winning practice that integrates science into the design process to deliver highly efficient, climate resilient homes in the Canberra region. With over 100 projects in Canberra, Light House has demonstrated that there is growing demand for smaller, smarter, sustainable housing.  In 2019, Jenny was awarded the Clem Cummings Medal by the ACT branch of the Institute of Architects in recognition of her contributions to architecture and the built environment. In 2015, she won the ‘Outstanding in Industry’ award from the ACT branch of the National Association of Women in Construction. In 2018 her personal home won the national HIA GreenSmart Sustainable Home of the Year award.

This is a public meeting; please invite anyone who might be interested.

You can view the video of this presentation here.


Andrew, Secretary, Renew Canberra Branch

Renew Canberra branch webpage