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Workshop: Learn Ways to Heat and Cool Your Home by Using Thermal Imaging Technology

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Workshop: Learn Ways to Heat and Cool Your Home by Using Thermal Imaging Technology.

Are you worried about the rising costs of heating and cooling?

Event by Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub

WHEN: Saturday 2nd March 11am-12pm

WHERE: Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub, Western Sydney University, 154 Mort St, Lithgow 2790

COST: Free

MORE INFO:

Are you worried about the rising costs of heating and cooling?

Join us at the Hub for a 1-hour workshop to discover cost effective ways to adapt your home throughout summer and winter to reduce the heat leaking both and in and out of your home.

Dr Agnieszka Wujeska-Klause from Western Sydney University will share tips on the most appropriate actions to lower heat in summer, which also helps to keep in warmth during winter.

Participants will enjoy hands-on experience learning how to use a thermal imaging camera to help identify which outdoor surfaces retain the most heat. With sometimes surprising results, you’ll learn the changes you can make to your home environment to reduce radiant heat in future heatwaves and keep the warmth inside throughout the cold winter months to come. This is the last workshop this summer, so don’t miss out.

Thermal imaging cameras can be borrowed from the Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub following the workshop for participants to measure the impacts in their own homes.

About our guest presenter:

Dr Wujeska-Klause is a Senior Research Assistant to Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University. They are exploring how the urban heat island effect is making cities hotter in heatwaves and what can be done about it. Sebastian says that “More people die from heat than all other natural disasters combined.”

The urban heat island effect is described by Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University, as “a phenomenon whereby surface and air temperatures in built-up areas become hotter compared to nearby vegetated sites”. It is driven by the conversion of green to grey (plants to concrete) in urbanised spaces. This can dramatically raise local temperatures during heatwaves.

Places are limited so registrations are essential. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Ann Niddrie for more information on 0416 278 911 or email a.niddrie@westernsydney.edu.au

This workshop is part of the ‘Regenerating Lithgow – People, Place and Planet’ project, an initiative of Western Sydney University’s Maldhan Lithgow Transformation Hub and was made possible through grant funding from the Commonwealth Government – National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

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Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/622048893201994/?ref=newsfeed

Organiser

Ann Niddrie
Phone
0416 278 911
Email
a.niddrie@westernsydney.edu.au

Venue

Western Sydney University Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Transformation Hub, Lithgow
154 Mort Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia