There are numerous organisations that provide some excellent information on energy efficiency, sustainability and climate change. Please use the contacts below to further your own research, and become an eco-star yourself!

 

 

General Eco Info....

 

Green Loans Program - national program offering households free Home Sustainability Assessments, as the first step to accessing interest free loans for energy saving purchases and investments.

http://www.environment.gov.au/greenloans/index.htm

 

Energy Efficiency for Households - Federal Government site for links to rebates, programs, schemes, information and lots more.

http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/

 

Sustainable Energy Development Office - WA site with heaps of general info! Information & fact sheets, help choosing appliances, useful links, Energy Smart Line, and much more

www.sedo.energy.wa.gov.au       Ph: 1300 658 158 (WA only)

 

Your Home Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes. Essential info if you're planning to build. Excellent reference for anyone.

www.yourhome.gov.au

 

Alternative Technology Association  national association promoting energy saving and conservation to households. Heaps of info, articles, events, publications, promotions and an on-line eco-shop. Membership is well worth it!!

www.ata.org.au

 

Sustainable Mandurah Home  display home, passive solar & sustainable info.

18 Grandmere Pde, Meadow Springs (open: Sat & Sun 1 - 5pm, Wed 2 - 4pm)

www.sustainablemandurah.com.au

 

Living Smart Courses  courses to help you be healthier, save energy and money, and help the environment.

www.livingsmart.org.au

 

Living Smart Program  fact sheets and information to help households make their homes more comfortable, save water and energy, and generally reduce their carbon footprint.

http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/15723.asp

 

 

Conservation Info....

 

Environment House - Eco Shop, sustainable living & conservation information (run by volunteers): 125 King William St, Bayswater

www.environmenthouse.org.au      Ph: 9271 4488

 

Australian Conservation Foundation  check out their Green Home publication (WA  edition) and other great information and projects.

http://www.acfonline.org.au

  

Freecycle - like e-bay, but everything is FREE! Recycling at it's best. (You do have to register as a Yahoo user though - but that is also free!)

www.freecycle.org

 

Waterwise Plants for Perth Gardens Water Corporation database of low water plants.

waterwise plants

 

 

Other Info Sources....

 

5 Star Plus - information on WA's mandatory water and energy saving regulations for new buildings.

http://www.5starplus.wa.gov.au

 

Act Now WA Government site that provides info and links. Good starting point if you "don't know where to look" for something...

www.actnow.wa.gov.au

 

Green Vehicle Guide - Government site for comparing energy efficiency of new cars.

www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au

 

Energy Rating Scheme ratings & running costs for all Australian appliances.

www.energyrating.gov.au

 

Energy Star Program - international standard for rating energy use of appliances in 'sleep' or stand-by modes.
www.energyallstars.gov.au      Ph: 1300 887 446

 

Water Efficiency Labelling & Standards - national mandatory labelling system for household water-using appliances.

www.waterrating.gov.au

 

Synergy energy saving ideas, green energy, energy calculator.

www.synergyenergy.com.au      Ph: 13 13 53

 

Water Corporation water saving ideas.

www.watercorporation.com.au      Ph: 13 13 85

 

Aust Gas Association rating scheme & running costs for gas appliances.

www.gas.asn.au

 

 

 

 

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