The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW in partnership with Housing NSW is offering free energy saving advice and fittings to 240 low income households in Orange and Bathurst.
An energy assessment of each household will identify simple opportunities to save energy. Participants will also receive an energy saver kit that includes compact fluorescent lights, shower timers, an appliance thermometer and resources.
The Home Energy Project will trial two different delivery models which will be evaluated to inform the broader program delivery across NSW.
A private company with trained assessors will conduct the home energy assessments and retrofits to public housing residents in Orange.
A community based organisation, with local unemployed and Indigenous people who have undertaken home sustainability assessment training, will conduct the assessments in Bathurst.
The Home Energy Project is the pilot for a $63 million program under the NSW Government's Energy Efficiency Strategy which will be offered to 220,000 low income households across the State.
The combination of practical energy saving equipment and energy efficient behaviour is estimated to save the families participating in the pilot a total of 173 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, 163.2 MWh of electricity and $22,032 in energy costs a year.
For more information
- call the Environment Line on 1300 361 967