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Energy efficiency and conservation resources

Knowing where you're using energy is the first step to becoming more energy efficient. By making small changes you could save hundreds of dollars on your annual power bill. See our energy efficiency tips

To ensure that our advice to the community is accurate and relevant, we regularly investigate and assess energy efficiency appliances and devices. Some of the reports and summaries from our investigations are available below.

Smart home energy use study

The report provides an overview of a smart home's energy performance over a 12 month period. The Newington Smart Home was established to trial new energy and water efficient technologies.

Smart home energy use study

BASIX Energy Monitoring Report 2007 - 2009

Monitoring and evaluation study of completed BASIX compliant homes to assess the level of energy savings achieved.

To facilitate this study, Ausgrid cross-matched electricity consumption information from billing data with de-identified BASIX certificates from the Department of Planning. The results of this study are used by Ausgrid for demand management and energy conservation plans and policies, and to help the Department of Planning to assess how BASIX is delivering on its sustainability objectives.

BASIX Energy Monitoring Report 2007 - 2009

Small business lighting retrofit program

Summary report of small business lighting retrofit program.

Small business lighting retrofit program

DMPP Rockdale Gardens - Interior Light Level Study – Megaman Compact Reflector GU10

Performance Assessment of the Megaman GU10 compact fluorescent lamp.

DMPP Rockdale Gardens - Interior Light Level Study – Megaman Compact Reflector GU10