Presentation on theme: "Eco-Wise Action This project was funded by the Department of Sustainability and Environment Energy and Climate Change."— Presentation transcript:
Eco-Wise Action This project was funded by the Department of Sustainability and Environment Energy and Climate Change
Today’s workshop Interactive - ask questions and share your stories! We learn from one another Fun!
Sustainability Living within our means Allowing our grandchildren to have the same opportunities we have
59% 21% 10% 4% 3% What uses the most energy? Refrigerator Cooking Water heating Heating and cooling Lighting Appliances
Home energy use
Rising Energy Prices
Efficient energy use does not mean going without
Saving energy at home
Home energy use
What’s the best form of heating?
What’s the best form of cooling?
Stopping exhaust fan draughts
cold outside warm air rises air near window gets cooled and falls cool air window worst
cold outside warm air rises cool air window air near window gets cooled and falls no pelmet allows air to slip behind curtain curtain better
cold outside warm air rises window pelmet stops air slipping behind curtain curtain best
Photo: eelke dekker
Insulating hot water pipes
Which hot water system emits the most greenhouse gases? 4 tonnes 1.8 tonnes 1.05 tonnes 0.95 tonnes 0.3 tonnes Electric storage Electricity boosted solar Gas storage Gas instantaneous Gas boosted solar
Solar, gas and heat pump hot water rebates
Dealing with standby
Is your fridge the right size?
Use compact fluorescent lights $88 $60 per light! $18 DownlightIncandescent Compact fluorescent
Heating and cooling Easy Actions Do you heat or cool just the rooms you are using? No Heat or cool the areas being used rather than paying to heat/cool empty rooms Close doors to stop warm/cool air from escaping to rooms that aren’t being used Block draughts between heated or cooled rooms and rooms that aren’t being used In winter, is the heating set too high, i.e. too warm? Yes Set heating at 19° to 21°C (use a thermometer if you don’t have a thermostat). In summer, is the cooling set too low, i.e. too cool? Yes Set cooling at 24° to 27°C (use a thermometer if you don’t have a thermostat). Using the home checklist