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.
Energy Efficiency for Households - Federal Government site for links to rebates, programs, schemes, information and lots more.
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.
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!!
Sustainable Mandurah Home – display home, passive solar & sustainable info.
18 Grandmere Pde, Meadow Springs (open: Sat & Sun 1 - 5pm, Wed 2 - 4pm)
Living Smart Courses – courses to help you be healthier, save energy and money, and help the environment.
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.
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.
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!)
Waterwise Plants for Perth Gardens – Water Corporation database of low water plants.
Other Info Sources....
5 Star Plus - information on WA's mandatory water and energy saving regulations for new buildings.
Act Now – WA Government site that provides info and links. Good starting point if you "don't know where to look" for something...
Green Vehicle Guide - Government site for comparing energy efficiency of new cars.
Energy Rating Scheme – ratings & running costs for all Australian appliances.
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.
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.