Sustainable House Day 2014 – Archive

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What a fantastic day. We were all absolutely amazed by the level of interest, and exceptional standard of the participants and attendees.

‘The Designs will be on display at the Green Building Centre 1 Brigantine St, A&I Estate, Byron Bay until 13th of October, all welcome’. 

The last chance to meet the Designers and see their designs on display at the Green Building Centre will be on Wednesday 15 October at 5.30pm-7.30pm, for a special evening Drinks with the Designers Event.  Come along and see the winning entries and talk with some of the winners. Each design addresses the Green Building Principles.

See the winning designs from the Community category in 3D rendered animation.

Enjoy light canapés and drink on arrival. $15 per person.

Numbers are limited, rsvp as soon as possible to reserve your place. Phone 0427 701 653.

And the Winners are…….

Young People

First: Seba & Obi Stockdale

Second: Luke Curtis

Third: Kate Cormak, Amy Moylan & Amber Clarke Woodburn Public.



Lismore Winner: Elaine Wood

Byron Winner: Kelvin Daly

Innovation Award: Stack Shack by Joe Harvey-Jones

Highly-Commended: Acc-Sus by Helen Craig



First Prize: Alyssa Clift, Project Habitation

Second Prize: Scott Davis & Associates

Innovation Award: Ronny Matzat & Team, Green Building Institute


Peoples Choice

Guy Stewart

Stall Holders

All Designers


Alan Gordon, Ecohut
Alexander Kinross-Rowe, Evolvd
Alyssa Clift, Project Habitation
Brian Forbes, Useful Yurts
Buro Two, Justin Twohill, Will Harvey-Jones, Marguerite Pollard
Claudia Bernardazzi
Dieter Horstmann
Dominic Finlay-Jones
Duuvy Lester Terraeden
Fish & Heather Homes
Gavan Higginson
 Ronny Matzat & Team, Green Building Institute
Greg Tollis
John McKay
Joseph Schubert Designs
Kevin Anthony Lawlor Design Architecture
Michael Murphy
Mike Anstey, Anstey Homes
Paul Anthony Jones, Ocean Arc
Paul Dumais
Ray Whitehead, Summerland Building Design
Rory O’Halloran, Byron Design & Construction
Scott Barber, Eco Village Homes
Scott Davis and Associates
Scott Joseph Allen, Sallen Consulting
Sue Harper, Troppo
Zachary Tooth
Bill Stewart, Eco-Line Dwellings
Julian Conrad
Richard Glasgow


Elaine Wood (Thornhill)
Guy Stewart – Simple, Affordable
Helen Craig
Helen Robinson
Ian Kerr
Joe Harvey-Jones
Kelvin Daly
Rob Crosby
Simeon Michaels
Tim Robertson
Torsten Schekira

Young People 

Alannah Skaines, Keely Johns
Damien Rojcevic, Jack Patterson, Casey Deahm, Noah Hayward
Georgia Billett, Charlie Billett, Aimie Kirk and Kiah Waters
Kate Cormack, Amy Moylan, Amber Clarke
Marshall Brown, Scott Johns, Tyler Elliott, Judd Piggott
Sam Ticknor, Jack Torrance, Ben Fletcher
Tamika Obst, Bonnie Smith
Luke Curtis
Seba and Obi Stockdale

The Echo Net Daily was there and recorded some of the event.

‘The Designs will be on display at the Green Building Centre 1 Brigantine St, A&I Estate, Byron Bay for the next 4 weeks, all welcome’. 



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The competition was to Design a Secondary Dwelling – aka ‘the Ultimate Green Granny Flat’.

The winners received Over $5000 worth of cash & products/ services.

The winners were announced at the Sustainable House Day Awards and Trade Expo on Saturday 13th September 2014. Thanks to all the designers who entered and the many folks who came along on the day.

The Sustainable Small House Design Competition aimed to promote green building in our community and was specifically focused on small, affordable secondary dwellings or flats.

The Categories and Prizes:

Professional:  1st Prize: $1,000 cash prize from UBIQ plus 1 year Display of your business at the Green Building Centre (value $2,000) Total value $3,000  2nd Prize: 1 Year Membership with Master Builders Association.

Community – Lismore: $500 cash plus CAD 3D Rendering of your design (value $600) Total value $1,100.

Community – Byron: 500 cash plus CAD 3D Rendering of your design (value $600) Total value $1,100.

Young People’s Dream (Two categories: Primary School age and Secondary School age): 1st Prize $200 cash (each age group)  2nd Prize $50 cash (each age group) . Total value $500.

People’s Choice Award: Visitors were given vote cards on their way in and voted for their favourite design. $100 for the first prize from the NNIC and Seven On Sibley St Sustainable Living Hub.

Design challenges included meeting a range of criteria such as being smaller than 60m2 in floor space and showcasing the Green Building Principles.

Click here to read or download the Green Building Principles

The entries will be exhibited at Lismore and Byron Council offices, and the Green Building Centre at Byron Bay during October and November 2014.

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