About the Eco Living Display Centre

Closure due to Coronavirus

To protect our community following the declaration of a State of Emergency in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we’re closing the Eco Living Display Centre until further notice.  This includes centre opening, school excursions, tours and hire of the facility.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Further information & contact details for coronavirus

While the centre is closed, you can take a virtual tour of the Eco Living Display Centre here.

About the Eco Living Display Centre

The Eco Living Display Centre, located at the Briars Mt Martha, is a retrofitted building that displays a range of energy and water saving initiatives.

  • How do I make my home more sustainable and comfortable without spending a fortune?
  • Where do I start to make the greatest impact on my family’s comfort and the environment? 

A visit to the Eco Living Display Centre can set you on the right track! 

See first-hand how you can reduce your water, energy and waste to decrease your bills, make your home more comfortable and save the environment.

 The Eco Living Display Centre offers

  • The opportunity to learn more about sustainable living and making your home more sustainable and comfortable.
  • Sustainability workshops on a range of topics
  • School excursions
  • Space for community groups to meet:  Book the Centre's meeting room 

What can I learn at the Eco Living Display Centre?

Living green doesn’t mean doing without or spending lots of money. At the Eco Living Display Centre, you can learn about a range of easy lifestyle changes you can make as well as modifications to improve the comfort of your home. 

It showcases energy saving features, including solar design, thermal mass, hydronic heating, heat pump technology, solar power, external shading, internal draught proofing, battery storage and ventilation (HRV). You can also view a range of options for insulation, winder coverings, double glazing, energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

The centre also showcases water saving features including watertanks, drip-fed irrigation, flow restrictors on taps and shower heads and water-efficient appliances.

Carefully selected products and materials including recycled and up-cycled furniture, original kitchen cabinetry, wool carpet, recycled plastic decking and bamboo flooring. An interior materials board provides extensive information on the main types of interior materials, each with different environmental credentials including life-cycle analysis, which helps visitors choose the most appropriate material for each application.

In the garden, you can learn a range of ways to create beautiful garden for dry conditions from planting indigenous plants to creating wicking beds, a rain garden and no-dig gardens. a food forest and medicinal garden as well as compost bins, a worm farm and other examples of waste reduction on displa

Come on a guided tour or participate in one of our sustainability workshops.

View our Eco Living Display Centre Gallery