Energy Smart Homes

No matter what your budget is, you can make changes in your home (owners and renters) to improve your energy management to save money and act on climate change. This Energy Smart Homes page includes workshop recordings and information on:

  • Understanding your energy bills and monitoring your energy use
  • Latest government rebates and incentives to access funding to upgrade your home
  • Using clean green energy options
  • How to reduce your home energy without spending a cent
  • LOW-MED cost upgrades to your home to save energy and money
  • Solar and battery for your home
  • How our little changes at home can make big action on climate change

Government Rebates & Incentives

There are some great government rebates and incentives to help households reduce their energy and save money. These range from comparing energy providers to get a better rate, energy upgrades like LED lighting or more efficient heating and cooling and solar.

Solar Victoria - Solar Homes Program

Solar Victoria delivers the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Program. Under this program eligible Victorians can apply for a rebate to install solar panels (PV) for their home or rental property, with the option of an interest-free loan. They can also access rebates for solar hot water and solar batteries.

By transitioning to solar, Victorians can take control of their electricity bills, tackle climate change and build a clean and reliable energy future.

Find out more and check your eligibility here: Solar Homes Program | Solar Victoria

Victorian Energy Upgrade Program

Upgrading from inefficient appliances can help Victorian’s cope with cold weather in winter and warm summer temperatures. It is also an ideal way to take control of your energy bills. On average, households can save $110 a year on energy bills.

The Victorian Energy Upgrades program helps Victorians cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households access to discounted energy-efficient products and services.

To find out more : Victorian Energy Upgrades - Households

Energy Smart Homes Workshop Recordings

Understanding your Energy Bills, Rebates and Monitoring

This session will help you to understand your energy bill and explore your options of reducing costs with rebates and monitoring.

Reducing your energy use without spending a cent!

Jo Taranto of Good from the Hood  unpacks  simple steps to reduce your household energy use without spending a cent! 

Low to Medium costs upgrades to reduce your energy and save money!

In this session you’ll learn about what you can do to improve the efficiency of your home to improve comfort and get better value from your lighting, heating, and other appliances.

Solar & Battery for your home

Learn how solar & battery enables you to cut the cost of your bills by generating your own electricity.

My Smart Garden - Keep Your Cool with trees and vines

Wyndham City is a participating Council of My Smart Garden, a free sustainable  gardening program that helps you get started growing food and transforming your outdoor space into a beautiful functional garden.

They can help you become more resilient and lower your bills by producing food and shading your home from summer heat and Turing waste into valuable resources.

This video provides advice to cool your home and garden with vines and trees.

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We can all be part of the solution on climate change!

Our climate is changing and with this change comes a whole raft of challenges for our natural environment and current way of life. A large contributor to this is the energy demands of our modern society. We all make up the demand and it is up to us to reduce it, starting at our homes where we spend a lot of time and have the most control.

Together we can fight climate change and improve the world for everyone.

Visit the Climate Council to understand what climate change is and how you can make a difference.

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