Bank Australia has announced an incentive for home owners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes by offering a substantial discount on home loans where the building achieves a high star rating. The rating tools that are eligible to be used include the Residential Efficiency Scorecard – a service that Energise Gippsland specialises in.
There are offers for new homes or for upgrading existing homes. You can see the details on their website. What is important is to ensure you are making decisions that mean your home will be more comfortable and cost less to run- that’s energy efficiency. It’s smart anyway as you’ll save much more on energy costs over the lifetime of the building than the cost of most upgrades. If you’re building a new home then smart, efficient decisions often don’t cost much more than the low efficiency options.
Using the Residential Efficiency Scorecard as the rating tool offers the added benefit of a personalised assessment and discussion with the trained and government accredited assessor. You can see more about the process of getting an assessment here. You can book here.