Making your home more energy efficient - that is, using less electricity and gas to produce the same, or higher, levels of comfort and convenience - can make a big difference to the amount of money you spend on your power costs. To guide you through the benefits of an energy efficient home, the Tasmanian Government has produced four SAVEenergy SAVEmoney guides which are available to download below:
Household lighting energy use in Tasmania has been rapidly increasing in recent years due to the construction of larger homes and the installation of more light fittings per home. Most homes could reduce the amount of energy they use for lighting by 50% or more by making smarter lighting choices and moving to more efficient technologies. To help you reduce your lighting costs and emissions Council have summarised the key facts about lighting and created a calculator to estimate replacement costs and benefits:
Sustainable House Day is the only national event of its kind, offering a unique opportunity for the general public to view and access practical information on sustainable living from homeowners, who are living greener. To compliment the visitor experience builders, architects and designers, product and service providers are located at the homes to assist with information on what to do in your homes, sparking imagination for their own projects.
This free event brings information to the people keeping it in reach of even more Australians. The event generates collaborations between people, community groups, business and varying levels of state and federal government. Information and education shared has local and national significance.
"Meander Valley Council is a proud supporter of Sustainable House Day and use the event to promote our Home Energy Audit Toolkits (HEAT) and to learn from people, how we can best assist them improve the sustainability of their homes and shield themselves from the impacts of rising energy, food and water costs." Ian Howard, Councillor.
For dates and locations of the next Sustainable House Day and more information visit: http://www.sustainablehouseday.com/