If you’re building or renovating, get the latest details on how to make your home more affordable and sustainable at a free expo presented by Switch your thinking at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre this month.

Explore exhibitions from businesses that provide energy efficient solutions and hear from expert speakers about building an energy efficient home, at the Designing and Living in an Energy Efficient Home event, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 28 October.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said a little planning could make a big difference when building or renovating.

“Researching the best products and systems to make your home more energy efficient can take effort, however this exciting event will bring many providers and experts together in one spot so you can find the best solutions for your situation,” she said.

“As well as being more affordable and better for the environment, an energy-efficient home is more comfortable to live in, which will make a positive difference to your everyday life.”

City of Armadale Mayor and South East Regional Energy Group Chair Ruth Butterfield said there were a number of different environmental considerations to be made when building a new home, from sourcing and using environmentally friendly building materials to the construction method.

“Just opting for renewable energy will substantially reduce or eliminate your power bill,” she said.

“An energy-efficient home and sustainable living practices makes financial sense for households, and becoming more energy efficient also means that carbon emissions are reduced, which is good for the environment.”

The event will include presentations from Solar Dwellings’ Griff Morris, The Forever Project’s Chris Ferreira, Plico Energy’s Tyler Jackman, Northern Aspect Energy Consultants’ James Cross, Cerclos’ Morgan Ledger, EV Charging Systems’ Alex Foster, Ecohabitat’s Adrian Fratelle and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Darren Kane.

Switch your thinking is an initiative of the Cities of Gosnells, Armadale and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, which provides sustainability education programs and materials for local governments across the metropolitan area.

Visit switchyourthinking.com for details.