As part of our program to increase community resilience in extreme weather events, Central Coast Council is pleased to provide access to a free online workshop for Central Coast residents to help plan efficient actions to stay cool at home in hot weather and extreme heat.
Many homes are not built for extreme heat - however there are DIY adaptations that can make your home more comfortable and safe - for both owners and renters.
Presented by Dr John Shiel and other guests, this workshop is interactive and offers practical information on:
• installing cost-effective retrofits
• updating appliances and using them more strategically
• creating an efficient one-room Cool Retreat
• simple behavioural adaptions to stay cool and survive heatwaves
The second part of the workshop is an opportunity to discuss DIY changes you can make at your home with guest subject-matter experts.
Although some of the content will be specific to Hunter Residents, The concepts and strategies to minimise the impact of extreme heat can be utilised by any resident on the Central Coast.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government ‘Increasing Resilience to Climate Change’ community grant program.
6.30pm Monday 25 October - featuring Dungog
11am Tuesday 26 October- featuring Central Coast
5pm Wednesday 27 October
12 noon Thursday 28 October - featuring Newcastle
3pm Sunday 31 October
* The information presented in the workshop and materials provided belong to the author. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Central Coast Council or its employees.
The information is of a general nature and it should not be relied upon as specific advice for any house.