The Affordable Water & Energy Efficiency (AW&EE) training sessions, an initiative of the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) and the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, kicked off in March to assist community services staff and volunteers identify options for efficient water and energy use in low income homes.
The training will provide valuable information on how to implement easy, low or no cost changes to households and rental properties that will reduce energy and water bills.
The training sessions will provide practical information on:
- Quick and easy ways to determine whether water and energy use is low, medium or high compared to other homes.
- Identifying problem areas in homes.
- Tools and resources on low and no cost ways to be energy and water efficient in the home.
In addition to introducing the NABERS environmental rating tool, the AW&EE Program has also developed a self assessment survey, "Is your home a Saver or a Guzzler?" to help participants identify cost effective changes to homes and kick start personalised water and energy saver action plans.
Sessions will be held in Sutherland, Gladesville, Marrickville, North Parramatta, Campbelltown and Narara from April to June. The sessions are available to community services staff and volunteers, specifically HACC support services, emergency relief services, financial or budget counselling or other social services with client contact.
Upcoming sessions in South-West Sydney, Central Coast, Central West, Northern NSW and the Riverina region will also take place later in the year.
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Session information or bookings contact: Kaarina Sarac NCOSS (02) 9211 2599 ext 127 email@example.com Website: ncoss.org.au