It isn’t easy to work out how efficient your home is. We all have homes that are environmentally friendly in some areas, and not as friendly in others.
You can have an expert visit your house and advise what action you can take. You can also get an interest free Green Loan to help you make positive changes inside and outside your home.
Free, independent assessment
Under the Green Loans Program, you can book a free, comprehensive sustainability assessment. This assessment will help you reduce energy and water bills, increase the comfort of your home and help you reduce carbon pollution.
A qualified assessor will visit you in your home. The assessment will involve an inspection of major energy and water systems, heating and cooling, lighting, refrigeration, cooking and entertainment. The assessor will also examine water efficiency (indoors and outdoors). This information is entered into an assessment tool to calculate your environmental impact and provide suggestions for improvement.
The assessment should take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, depending on how much information you can supply, the size of your property and the number of energy and water systems you have.
You will get a tailored report advising the most effective changes for your home. This advice may range from small and easy changes such as changing light bulbs, to major investments such as a solar hot water system or photovoltaic panels.
After your assessment, you may choose to apply for a Green Loan to make bigger changes around your home. It is not compulsory to apply for the loan. Your assessment will be valid for 6 months for the purpose of applying for a Green Loan.
Book an assessment
You can book an assessment by ringing 1800 895 076.
See Green Loans and Home sustainability assessments for more information.