This action covers a range of off-the-shelf energy efficient devices, focussing on achieving at least a 2-star improvement over the average star rating. Through upgrading heating/cooling systems, water heating, refrigerators, and IT infrastructure, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption and lower long-term operating costs.

What Can I Do?

While there are star rating systems for commercial buildings to assist in making the required upgrades for better energy performance (e.g. Green Building Council of Australia Design & As Built or NABERS), you can also use home energy efficiency principles and approaches to start upgrading your building independently. For example, you can make use of the resources on the Your Home website for retrofitting and adding features to improve efficiency and the My Efficient Electric Home Facebook page.

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Australian Government Guide to Sustainable Homes