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Workshop: Make the Switch to an all-electric home

The Conservation Council is very pleased to be collaborating with the Canberra Environment Centre to host this in-person interactive workshop!

In the session, we will explore the environmental reasons to switch our homes off gas, the benefits for your family of switching your home heating, hot water and cooking to all-electric appliances, and walk you through planning your household’s energy switch. Our expert guests will field questions about modern electric technologies and the financial and other supports available to help you reduce your energy consumption and bills.

The recently re-elected Labor–Greens government is committing to ceasing gas connections to new homes and increasing support for Canberra households to improve energy efficiency, so switching our homes from gas to electricity is a significant and practical way for Canberra families to contribute to a sustainable future and build momentum for the necessary energy transformation. Now is the perfect time to go all-electric!

Speakers: Kirsten Duncan, James De Salis and an ActSmart representative.

Kirsten Duncan is a climate campaigner with the Conservation Council and was the principal author of the Make the Switch website. Kirsten has a background in environmental policy and science communication/graphic design, and recently completed a Master of Climate Change at the ANU. Having converted her own home from gas heating, hot water and cooking to all-electric, she has first-hand experience to share.

James De Salis is the general manager and head of engineering at LAROS Technologies where he takes his physics and engineering academic background and applies it to Australia’s built environment using hard data. He is currently a member of the AIRAH Building Physics Special Technical Group and is on the executive committee for the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia.

We will also be joined by a member of the ACT Government’s ActSmart Households team to explain the support programs available to help households upgrade gas appliances to electric versions and improve home energy efficiency.

COVID safety requirements will apply, including restricting the number of participants so please register early. You will be required to “check in” on paper or via the Check In CBR app and use hand sanitiser on arrival. You are welcome to wear a mask for your own protection. Please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are interested but unable to attend, check out our recent webinar.


Date and time:
6–8pm Thursday 4th February 2021

Canberra Environment Centre
Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601
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Free, via Eventbrite