'[UoW retrofitted] fibro cottage wins international renewable energy competion'

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    Project Manager Lloyd Niccol says the competition is about producing a home that is comfortable and generates more energy than it consumes.
    "We're trying to find some way to make an immediately and positive impact on our environment," he said.
    "There are eight million homes existing in Australia, and quite a few hundred thousand fibro homes.
    "Only 2 per cent of those are replaced every year, so if we do want to make a real impact...we thought the best way to do that is to retrofit our homes.
    "So it's showing how you can bring the typical home built in the 1950s into the current modern age so its comfortable, its got all the amenities you require, and it produces more energy than it consumes."

    Full story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-12/fibro-cottage-wins-international-eco-prize/4880032

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