If you are renovating or building your home, you have the perfect opportunity to save money, and make your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible.
An Energy Smart Home looks just like any other home but uses the best combination of building orientation, wall and ceiling insulation, efficient heating, cooling, hot water, lighting and appliances to reduce household energy consumption by up to 40%. Any type of home can be energy-efficient.
Because Energy Smart Homes use significantly less energy than conventional homes, they will save you up to a thousand dollars every year on your energy bills and help protect our environment by reducing greenhouse pollution.
Australia's six million homes are responsible for the production of more than 40 million tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases every year - that's 25% of the total amount of greenhouse gas produced due to the use of electricity and gas. Reduced domestic energy use will have a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions.