Eco-Design for the Owner Builder with Google Sketchup


Where: Studio West Design Studio, Gidgegannup

When: Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm date TBA Seeking expressions of interest

Discover your creativity as Environmental Designer Sharon Ponsford takes you through the process of designing a solar passive eco-home. Learn how to select building materials which are good for the environment and identify those which are not.  Learn about sustainable construction methods and how to choose environmentally-friendly building materials to exist in harmony with your surroundings.  Learn about environmental energies and their impact on your health.

Be amazed at your own ability as Sharon guides you through a series of practical exercises in the principles of solar passive design including the building design guidelines used in her every day work.

Put your drawing skills to practice as you learn step-by-step how to model a 6m x 4m garden studio with shady verandah in 3D using Google sketchup, free software from Google.  The studio can easily be adapted for use as a guest house, teenage retreat or even weekend accommodation for your secluded country hideaway.

  • Cost $120 per participant ($100 with early-bird discount paid 3 weeks prior)
  • Morning and afternoon tea supplied
  • BYO lunch.
  • BYO notebook or laptop computer
  • Google Sketchup free version available if required.
  • Use of stationery included

Please click on the link at the left of the page to Register Your Interest.

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