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Energy efficient homes are more valuable

With the devastating bush fires of 2019-20 still raging, the mood for action on climate change is gathering pace in the minds of Australians. One way we can all take action is to improve the energy efficiency of our homes: it will lead to less energy needed to keep warm and cool, to heat water and to use all our gadgets. Another benefit that is becoming more obvious is that when it comes times to sell, such houses are more valuable. Buyers will pay more for a comfortable home that is cheap to run. Today’s article in The Conversation discusses this at more length.

The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard gets a mention as a possible standardised tool to measure energy efficiency in homes. Thousands of Victorian homes have already been assessed and national trials are underway.

If you’d like to get your home assessed using the Scorecard, please contact us now.