Tag: energy use

HomeBuilder misses a chance to make our homes perform better for...

The federal government’s new A$688 million HomeBuilder package might protect residential construction jobs but it’s a missed opportunity to deliver sustainability benefits that would save owners money in the long run.

Connect your electricity or gas with AGL and get a $100...

Moving home and need your electricity or gas connected? We’ve partnered with AGL to make the process of moving easier, and more rewarding, literally!

Hot dogs and cool cats: keeping pets cool

As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will be turning it on...

9 New Year’s ‘home’ resolutions to tackle in 2020

With the festive season well underway, promises and resolutions for 2020 abound. Commitments to exercise aside, here's the top-9 list of what you should...

How to stay green when buying white goods

Most of us have a range of white goods in our homes. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, common appliances include refrigerators (in 99.9%...

The poorest households lack solar panels

Many Western Australian householders are living in “energy poverty”, according to our new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre research report, Power to the People: WA’s...

Thinking about a sustainable retrofit? Here are three things to consider

When it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than cure. By prevention we mean simple a retrofit that will...

Enhancing livability and sustainability in our cities

Ideas to enhance the livability and sustainability of our cities have attracted a lot of interest recently. Examples include establishing or enhancing “urban forests”,...