"Jeff's passion for sustainable energy is obvious. From the moment he arrived at our place Jeff was enthusiastic and engaging. "Here, borrow my energy usage meter - I'll get it back next time I'm here" and "You'll be amazed just how much energy your old fridge and freezer are using" are just a couple of examples of our first meeting. Let alone knowing the finer points of double-glazing, thermal conductance, solar passive construction etc etc etc. A slick salesman - no. A passionate energy investigator - absolutely!"Simon & Liz Veitch, Burra NSW
Businesses that I endorse:
Scott Harrington is first and foremost an excellent electrician and is also fully qualified to install both ‘grid connected’ and ‘off-grid’ PV systems. He has a full working knowledge of all industry regulations/requirements and is aware of the recent changes to AS5033:2012. He is also a member of AuSES and has undertaken their recently released ‘Best Practice’ training.
Jon Bennett (1300 37 47 37) first saw the need (in 2004) for a plumbing business that was not just another trade business, but a business full of ‘Plumbing Maintenance Professionals’. Whilst operating as plumbing inspector with the Maroochy Shire Council, Jon saw first-hand the many complaints being brought against plumbers by the general public. When you call Jon, (he’s local boy who grew up here in the ACT region) make sure you inspect his travelling ‘van’ as well!.
Solar Whiz and SAM (Solar Air Module) are both products that are distributed by GES. These devices add or take heat away from your home using solar power. They keep buildings fresh and dry increasing the efficiency of existing heating, whilst controlling damp, mould and mildew. They are also very useful for warming air space in areas that comprise high thermal mass – or even a laundry!
A leader in home design here in Canberra for many years, this business is led by Ric Butt – an architect known for his passion and attention to solar passive design principles. His ability to design ‘excellence in living’ on difficult blocks is clear; my own home is a perfect example.
Karen Fisher has a passion for uPVC window frames and appropriate double glazing that has led the ACT region for the last 5 years. Several variations of window and door opening systems are available from top manufacturers – drop into the new shop front in Phillip to see the excellent selection of frame colours also on display.