Sustainability Project

Josh's House - Ground Breaking Sustainability Project


We are proud to be associated with 'Josh's House'; an exciting new sustainability project in Perth. After 20 years demonstrating sustainable design, environmental scientist & well known ABC TV Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne has undertaken his most ambitious project to date – the building of two affordable 10 star energy efficient family homes.

Josh Byrne says, “We set out to demonstrate that it is possible to build a sustainable home at a similar cost and time frame as regular houses by using readily available materials and technologies.”

The Josh’s House design will result in a staggering 90% reduction of a typical home’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and it will use only one third of the scheme water. It will also lead to savings of around $3,500 per year in energy, water and grocery bills. Read more here: | Download the media release


Subject: Josh's House Sustainable House Day Public Opening

Dear Industry Partners, Networks, Friends and Suppliers,

This is just a quick note from Josh and myself to personally thank you for your efforts at Sunday’s Josh’s House public opening. It was a resounding success with 3000 people touring Josh’s House and an estimated 4000 at the event. I hope that all of you gained as much out of the day as the community has.

Initial feedback from all involved has been outstanding. Once the dust has settled we will be talking to the local community to further gauge their response. In the meantime, if you have any feedback or suggestions they are most welcome.

Given the open day’s success we are now looking at the schedule of events over the next 12 months and how best to combine these with other community engagement and communications tools to most effectively deliver the Josh’s House message whilst considering the local residents.

I have attached the Open Day Post Event Media Release and photographs for the event.

Kind regards


DARCY HODGKINSON Communications & Media Manager