Healthy Homes is upgrading 800 homes in the western suburbs of Melbourne and 200 in the Goulburn Valley. The program focuses on improved heating and thermal performance in the homes of people who have existing health issues in order to improve overall health.
We assessed and facilitated upgrades to the homes while collecting data for our research partners.
The program is still being delivered but early results indicate a greater level of comfort in the home with the added benefit of reduced cost to run the home. The ancillary benefit is a reduced impact on health services.