Department of Health and Human Services
EnergySmart Public Housing Research Project
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Government category
Acknowledging that tenants of public housing are among the lowest income Victorians, EnergySmart Public Housing Research Project assisted residents of 1500 public housing dwellings to effectively reduce their electricity bills, have a more comfortable home and reduce their environmental impact.
Interventions were designed to save tenants money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and establish more comfortable temperatures inside the home through winter and summer. This included careful selection of efficient appliances and building shell improvements to deliver tenant benefits.
The project achieved substantial benefits for tenants and reduced environmental impact for the state of Victoria.