Why have some skilled tradespeople, designers and retailers within the building & construction industry adapted skills and work practices to sustainable outcomes?
How can you apply your building & construction skills sustainably?
We invite you to hear from the businesses themselves, small, medium and large. Watch their stories and learn about how they have become leaders in sustainable practice - and how this now equates to best trade practice.
Watch and learn from the Skills for the Future online video series. These videos provide practical information for tradespeople and apprentices about the easiest way to implement sustainable practices into their service. developed with the assistance of industry experts, these short films cover all the 'must knows' for each trade and provide useful links to online resources and further training. At 5 mins each you can watch them at home, work or on the mobile!
Our vision is that this website will be an organically growing resource for those in the building and construction industry. That it will be a resource that inspires, informs and promotes sustainable practices. We encourage and welcome input from you, so please add a comment or email if you have your own trade secret to share.
Building for Comfort Part 2 How to design and build with the climate in mind to maximise year round comfort: covers insulation, glazing, draught-proofing, ventilation and thermal mass. It has been made especially for Australian builders, designers, apprentices and householders. Watch.
Solar Hot Water Systems This short videos shows you how to select and install a solar hot water system which maximises effectiveness and minimises running costs and emissions. It has been designed especially for Australian plumbers, apprentices and householders. Watch.
Installing a Rainwater Tank Part 2 This short videos looks at what, where and how to use materials with lower environmental impact, without sacrificing function or budget. It has been made especially for Australian builder, designers, apprentices and householders. Watch.