AEF is working with DHHS to deliver the EnergySmart Public Housing Research Program. AEF is managing the replacement of inefficient electric hot water services and electric heaters and the delivery of tailored thermal upgrades to 1,500 public housing properties. There is a significant focus on regional Victoria.
Following installation, AEF is undertaking research to better understand how these new installations help with improving tenants’ thermal comfort and reducing energy costs. The research includes on-site technical monitoring, analysis of smart-meter data and user surveys. DHHS has provided in excess of $7 million in funding, which will help Victorian households most in need to reduce their energy costs.