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november Brisrats

From: geoffrey
Sent on: Sunday, November 4, 2007 11:05 AM

The Rationalist Society of Australia*

Brisbane Chapter

November 2007 meeting: Solar Decathlon!

Phil Little has over fifty years extensive experience in construction, residential design and social planning and has been a pioneer leader in "Triple Bottom Line" "Sustainable Design" of new Urban forms since 1990. In 2000 he Chaired a Company which won a public tender by the Brisbane City Council to design a totally off-grid development which was partnered and approved by the BCC and the environmental protection agency. Phil set up the Phil Little Design Foundation to foster research and development in energy and water efficient homes. Phil's foundation has designed and is currently building a solar home in Brisbane which is able to power an electric vehicle. Phil has just returned from the "Solar Decathlon" in Washington DC last month in which 20 universities were selected from around the World to construct 20 Solar homes and display them in front of the White House. Each home had to use renewable energy to completely power both the house and an electric car and underwent rigorous evaluation. The project was largely funded by the USA Department of Energy to get off Oil Dependency. Phil has encouraged Australian Universities to take up a Solar Decathlon project of their own and the Queensland institute of Technology has shown strong interest in staging a 2009 challenge.

Phil?s picture presentation will showcase the brilliant innovations from the solar decathlon and his own projects. This session is not to be missed!!

Date & time: Wednesday 14 November 2007

5.30pm- biscuits, coffee/tea

6.00pm- presentation commences

Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.

Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of close on street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.

Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.

Cost: FREE!



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