When: Monday 11th November 2019, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start (from 6.00pm there will be networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm).
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
RSVP: This event is open to Renew members and the general public but online registration is essential. Click ‘’Register” from the following link or contact us directly to reserve a place.
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.

For our November meeting, Renew Sydney Central will have the pleasure of hosting Sean Maxwell, Technical Manager with ProClima Australia; an expert in the practice of building air tightness testing.

Presentation: We will focus on one of the most fundamental parts of building green and healthy: the building enclosure. We will address the basics of building airtight enclosures and then providing effective ventilation for occupants. Once you’ve controlled the air and the heat, next you need to think about moisture. Tread carefully here because there are many wrong turns that can be taken. But stick to the fundamentals and you’ll be alright.

Speaker: Sean Maxwell is Technical Manager with Pro Clima Australia, a manufacturer of high-performance building membranes and seals. He is a member the AIRAH Special Technical Group in Building Physics. His driving passion is the organisation and elevation of Australia and New Zealand’s community of building diagnostic professionals. He is a national authority on the practice of building air tightness testing.

You can view the video of this presentation here.

Directions and further details:

Our events are held at EnergyLab, the home for energy innovation in Australia. From 6:00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6:30pm and finishing at 7:30pm.

EnergyLab is at 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW and is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern or Central Station. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30. Bicycles can be safely locked inside the premises. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 minimum donation would be appreciated.

Renew is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members and the general public with information so that they can make well-informed, sustainable decisions.

Upcoming Events – December 9th – informal ‘My Project’ night.

Dear Renew Sydney Branch members, do you have a sustainability or energy saving project you have been working on and would like to share?  
For our last meeting in December we invite members to informally talk about their project for up to 10 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions.  
Tell us what you aimed to achieve, how it went and what you would suggest to others. And if it didn’t go well at all – well lesson learnt and a bonus few laughs we can share!  

We are aiming for an informal get together so we can know each other a little better and share our knowledge. There will be nibbles and members will be speaking from their seats. A few images are welcome, but not essential.   

One example is a member who this year installed solar panels with a company which aims to become a Virtual Power Plant.  He will be talking about his rationale for choosing this solar scenario, his experience and tips.   
Some members may have completed some simple energy efficiency tweaks that made a big difference, or renovated their home to improve efficiency, others may have bought an electric car.  

If you would like to share your project, please contact Marisa Pizzica beforehand via the contact page on our website (here) so we have an idea of numbers.

Renew Sydney Central Branch
Graham Hunt – Acting Convenor
Visit our Renew Sydney Branch Events Page or our Youtube playlist to see previous presentations.