Many of us dream of building or owning a sustainable home, but many of us live in old houses, some built well before sustainability was talked about.

Old architecture in the current techno years usually means high energy wastage. With rising costs, many of us are eager to find ways to reduce bills. People who live in old houses often have to choose between living sustainably or living comfortably – but achieving both can be a challenge.

Andrew Marsh is the author of Sustainability and the old Australian house and he will be talking about Eco Tips for the Home Renovator at the Hills Environment Centre on Tuesday March 17th at 7.30pm. Copies of his book will be available for sale on the night for $15.

Andrew will be sharing dozens of tips and retrofit techniques ranging from simple habit changes to advice on the energy conservation aspects of a major renovation.

Bookings are essential, so if you would like to attend please email The talk will be held at the Hills Environment Centre. 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit. The cost is $5(pay on the night) and includes a light supper.