Australian Energy Foundation is proud to be working with the Department of Health & Human Services on the EnergySmart Public Housing Research Program.
The program will replace inefficient electric water heaters, electric heaters and deliver tailored thermal upgrades to 1,500 public housing properties from July 2017. There is a significant focus on delivering these upgrades to regional Victoria.
Australian Energy Foundation welcomes the in excess of $7 million in funding, including $4.3 million in newly committed funds through the recent state budget, which will help Victorian households most in need to reduce their energy costs. We are also excited to be the partner to be delivering fantastic outcomes for tenants.
The EnergySmart program runs from now until mid-2019. Australian Energy Foundation on behalf of DHHS will be contacting tenants and engaging with them to undertake research to better understand how these new installations help with improving their thermal comfort and reducing energy costs. Australian Energy Foundation will also deliver the upgrades to homes with the support of a strong network of suppliers and contractors.
For media enquiries on the program please contact Rachel Maddocks on 9385 8532.