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As a part of the Sustainable House Day event at Suburban Land Agency’s (SLA) Display Village on Sunday 21st April, join us for an Expert Industry Panel hosted by international award-winning landscape designer and Logie award-winning television presenter Jamie Durie, OAM.

Canberra’s leading industry experts will share their knowledge, advice, as well practical tips to ensure your home is designed and constructed with sustainability at the forefront.

The panel, hosted by Jamie Durie, includes Jane Cassidy from the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Greg Weller, Housing Industry Association (HIA), Lisa Lockey from Powerhaus, Michael Hopkins from Master Builders Australia (MBA) ACT, and Bec Kay from SLA.

Gain insights and valuable guidance from the experts as they cover topics of climate emergency, affordability, sustainable housing industry, energy efficiency, climate resilient gardens and much more.

Learn more about the panel members below:

Panel host, Jamie Durie - is an international award-winning landscape designer, horticulturist, and 7-time Logie award winning television presenter. He has authored 12 garden design titles and has spent over two decades shaping some of the world’s most beautiful outdoor spaces. In 2008 he won a gold medal at Britain's prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show. He was awarded a Centenary Medal from The Prime Minister of Australia and a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the Australian Environment and charities.

Jane Cassidy: the National President Elect and board member of the Australian Institute of Architects is an enthusiastic advocate for promoting and implementing sustainable strategies on the path to net zero and beyond. Jane will share her experience across architecture, education, and public infrastructure.

Greg Weller is the ACT/ Southern NSW Executive Director for the Housing Industry Association (HIA). He has more than 12 years of experience within HIA, focusing on promoting policies that facilitate quality building, efficient planning processes, support housing affordability and reduce red tape.

Lisa Lockey from Powerhaus has managed the rating and optimisation of over 500 dwellings in the Canberra and southern NSW region. Lisa worked as an energy efficiency champion & design details expert for a building designer. Lisa is currently project managing the SLA Whitlam demonstration project, advising on 7- & 8-star home design and Passivehouse.

Michael Hopkins is the CEO of Master Builders ACT which represents more than 1,000 builders, subcontractors and professionals across Canberra’s building and construction industry and runs the ACT’s largest specialist construction industry training organisation.

Bec Kaye is the Director of Sustainability and Innovation at the Suburban Land Agency. Her varied expertise spans sustainable urban development, strategic policy and communications, and fisheries management, but she's always pursued challenges of using science and innovation to drive sustainable change.  Building better, more resilient homes and gardens is a way we can all act in the face of a changing climate, and Bec is passionate about empowering people to make those choices.

Join us on Sunday for this fun family-friendly event, featuring sustainable living display home tours, induction cooking demonstrations, inspirational industry expert panel discussion, live music, and kids’ activities.

For the detailed Sustainable House Day event agenda visit our events page here.