Solutions - Buninyong Sustainability

  • Ask a Local

    local Buninyong

    We have some passionate locals in our village full of knowledge and resources, always asking questions and collaborating with the experts in the industry. Pick their brains! Ask them any niggling questions you might have about sustainable building.

    What's it like to live in a high performance house?
    What are some of the costs?
    Would they do it again? If so, what would they do differently?

    10:00 - 11:00 - Yanabeelbuild - Straw Bale House
    Hand built local Straw Bale house.
    Jess & Bryan

    12:00 - 13:00 - Healthy High Performance home for the family.
    Justin Weyers is currently building an Architecturally designed High Performance home to Passive House Principles.

    A healthy home for his family free of dust mites and pollen focusing on Air tightness, triple glazing, moisture management, maximum insulation with a HRV. Come and hear his journey, see the plans and his building samples and ask anything you want. Always happy to share his new found passion and growing knowledge on his sustainable journey.

    13:00 - 14:00 - Finding North - Aspects of Sustainability
    At Finding North, we believe that everyone has the ability to make changes which improve how we live sustainably. Based on honest and independent service we hope to help others achieve this for themselves. Andrea Mason.

    02:00 - 02:30 - All the locals together.
    All the 'Ask a locals' in one spot to share knowledge with each other. Join the discussion.

    14:30 - 15:30 - Joe Boin



  • Ballarat Tool Library

    Come and join the library, and perhaps, join the team as a volunteer!Ballarat Tool Library

    The Ballarat Tool Library is a volunteer-led initiative that provides access to the tools needed to repair and care for your home and belongings while saving you money from having to buy new tools you may only use once or twice.

    We provide a local library of tools - both used and new - garden tools, construction tools, kitchen tools, woodworking tools and artist tools. If it’s a tool we’ll try and stock it as we grow and expand!

  • BARDEE - fertilisers and feeds

    Bardee Super FlyTransforming food waste into protein and fertiliser with insects

    Probiotic Superfood for Plants

    Bardee's range of nutrient-rich organic fertilisers are formulated with black soldier fly frass and ingredients to maximise plant growth, improve soil microbial diversity, and activate natural plant defences to pests

    Protein - eg Pet food

    Hypoallergenic pet food ingredients with essential amino and fatty acids for high palatability and a healthier immune system

  • Billabong Solar Solar Panels

    Not sure where to start? Come and talk to our Solar experts at the Smart Building and Living Expo, and they will brief you about the whole process and the advantages of switching to Solar panels to power your home.

    Billabong Solar Logo

  • Boucher Consultancy

    Dale Boucher ConsultancyEnvironmental Experts
    Boucher Consultancy is based in central Victoria and offers a range of sustainability services to government, commercial business and households. With over 12 years experience in the sustainability sector, Boucher Consultancy can help to reduce costs and lighten your environmental footprint through a range of audits, renewable energy generation, and energy efficiency advice and reporting.

    Boucher Consultancy is also a consultant for BREAZE Energy Solutions who supply and install Solar PV systems, batteries and heat pump hot water systems.

  • BREAZE Energy Solutions BES Expo Partners 3  EXPO PARTNER!

    BREAZE has installed Solar Power, Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump Hot Water in thousands of households, schools, community buildings and businesses in Ballarat, the Central Highlands and Western Victoria.

    BREAZE ENERGY SOLUTIONS CONSULTANTS. renewable energy and solar specialists.

    We are proud to have helped so many take personal action to live more sustainably... and seen them rewarded by getting control over their ever increasing energy bills.

  • Cooperative Power Australia Ltd

    MINT Mint Co Power Expo Partners 5PARTNER CoPower

    We're done with the traditional energy model. We're non-profit. We believe in the science of climate change. Make the switch today!


    DEECA Climate ActionThe Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

    DEECA is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments - where the community is at the centre of everything we do.

    We are bringing our two fleet cars, that are 100% electric vehicles.

    Sustainability Victoria will join them at the Expo.

  • Ecokit® Construction

    EcoKitEcokit® is a new generation innovative construction system for high performance homes with low running cost. The ecokit system guarantees an energy efficient, healthy home that stays comfortable all year round, using a fraction of the energy of a standard house.


  • Edds Moveable Chook Sheds

    Come and see Edds Moveable Chook Sheds at the Expo!
    Our unique moveable chook sheds are portable, practical, and protective.

    We are a Victorian family small business. We make and sell moveable chook sheds for up to 8 birds, 15/20 birds and 30/40 birds. We also sell electric poultry nets, solar energizers and other accessories to complete the shed package.

    The simple but savvy design means they’re easy to move, clean, and maintain, but also offer a range of useful functions to keep your chooks (and you!) happy.

    Buninyong locals bought them last year - will it be you this time?

  • environ design

    EnvironDesign.jpgPassionate about design, and all things sustainable - come and talk to us at the Expo!

    environ design offers the following services:

    • Concept Design
    • Documentation and Detail Design
    • Interior Design
    • Subdivision Design
    • 3D Computer Visualisations
    • Environmental Consultancy

    environ design: design to the max’


  • Flight Free Australia

    FlightFreeAustralia_-_Greenwashing.jpgInformation stall on the importance of drastically reducing Aviation to fight the massive increase of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.


  • Gardens for Wildlife Ballarat

    Gardens for Wildlife BallaratGet involved by creating a garden that is wildlife-friendly. Come and see us at the Expo to find out how!

    Gardens for Wildlife Ballarat is a free, community-based gardening program that provides advice and ideas to those interested in making more wildlife friendly spaces in urban gardens.



  • Nomadtronics, Sensible by design, Off-Grid Community

    Nomadtronics Sensible by design Off Grid CommunityNomadtronics, Sensible by design, Off-Grid Artisan Community Maryborough

  • Orangutan Project

    The_Orangutan_Project.jpgFind out all about how you can help protect Orangutans and their forest homes by your choices, donating, or even adopting an Orangutan.


    Selling eco-friendly toys, palm oil free soaps, recycled plastic backpacks and chatting to people about our work.

    The Oranutan Project

    Twitter e.g. @BuninyongSus

  • Passive Builders

    Passive BuildersCome and talk about ways to live sustainably in a Passive House

    Our homes demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, through the use of passive design and Passive House building principles.

    Passive Builders is a design and construct firm specializing in energy-efficient design for new homes and major renovations.

    Our approach is to implement passive solar and Passive House design principles to create a home that offers the best value comfort, efficiency, and quality.

    If you're looking for a high-performance home we have qualified Passive House consultants in each location who can help take your design to the Passive House standard.   Ballarat, Bendigo in Victoria, and Kingscliff in NSW.

  • Passive House Construction and Products

    PassiveHouseConstructionJustin O'Connor and Devin Grant believe that everybody should have access to warm, dry and mould free buildings.

    They have a passion for being able to help provide excellent buildings, with the solutions being science, material specification, Passive House or just plain common sense .

    Justin and Devin will provide essential knowledge for critical building components to the industry, creating more durable constructions.  They use their extensive knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community, creating smart solutions for a sustainable future.

  • Pristine Water Systems Central Highlands

    Pristine_Water_Brenda-Marcel-profile-photo.jpgCome and talk to us at the Smart Livning Expo about your Rain & Bore Water filtration and Water tank cleaning.

    • We Clean Water Tanks
    • Water Filter Supply & Service
    • Water Quality Testing & Analysis

  • Structural Panels Australia

    structural panelsStructural Panels Australia (SPA) is an Australian company located in Daylesford Victoria, manufacturing structural insulated panels (SIPs) for use in residential and commercial construction. Our range of insulated roof panels, insulated wall, floor and ceiling panels, facilitates the build of your next project with industry leading efficiency.

  • Sun 2 Solar


    Solar Panels & Batteries! 

    Delivering quality products and efficient customer service, with our dedicated team of experts, we make the process straightforward and easy.

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