Using premium materials that are more durable and construction practices that often exceed building regulations will enhance your home's performance and reduce maintenance and replacement costs, thereby raising its overall value.

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Making an Impact at Home

The household sector accounts for over 17% of Australia's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

Some Australian State Governments' are embarking on energy efficiency initiatives delivered via electricity retailers to help householders reduce their energy consumption, and therefore lower greenhouse gas emissions. Remember, the more energy efficient appliances you have in your home, the more money you are saving on energy bills.

Improving your home's energy-efficiency doesn't just save money; better insulation, for example, reduces heat loss/gain, and double-pane windows make for a quieter home. The possibilities for reducing your home's impact on the environment are endless and can easily add up, saving you money and improving the comfort of your home.

More than 1000 Alcoans are signed up to Make an Impact, making simple changes to their homes and lifestyles so they're part of the solution to climate change. You too can make an impact at home by using the simple tips on this website.
Reducing your heating energy use is an effective way to save money and reduce your home’s contribution to global climate change.  

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Due to Australia's warm climate, there is a tendancy and often need to cool our home.  However, there are many ways in which you can reduce your energy use on cooling (and subsequently your bills) without having to compromise your comfort.

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Households use a third of Australia's electricity and the average household spends up to $1500 on energy bills each year.
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The average household uses upwards of 400 litres of water a day and spends $300 a year on baths and showers. By using water wisely you can reduce water usage without compromising your lifestyle.

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Using Appliances
Did you know? Australians spend $500 million dollars per year to keep appliances on standby!

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New Construction
Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, you should consider investing in its energy-efficiency- you'll save energy and money in the long run.

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