Residential Energy Challenge

The following households joined our energy challenge, making a public commitment to reduce their electricity consumption over the period April 2012 to March 2013. Read about how the participants planned to reduce their consumption as part of the challenge and see how they went here.

Click here for some tips on how to reduce your use by 10-20%.

We also ran a Commercial Energy Challenge for businesses. Click here to see how that went.

Dierdre & Lochi Aila

Deidre and Lochi's action plan includes using ceiling or pedestal fans instead of air conditioning Using low energy options for lighting and turning lights off...

Nick Atchison

Nick's action plan inlcudes Replacing the pool pump with variable speed pool pump, replacing light bulbs with low energy light bulbs and turning off appliances...

Shaun and Kim Leyland

Shaun and Kim's action plan inlcudes completing the "12v spotlight" light changeover, installing a one shot hot water booster, insulating the main lounge, and...

Alan Viegas

Alan's action plan inlcudes turning off all lights and appliances which are not immediately in use and turning off all appliances at the power point.

John and Sue Bermingham

John's action plan inlcudes turning off lights off when not in the room Wearing warm clothes inside when cold outside Having luke warm showers when there is...

Jacinta Boniwell

Jacinta's action plan to reduce their electricity consumption includes installing a solar hot water system and getting the family involved in turning off...

Anthony Pedersen & Karlie McKenna

Karlie & Tony recently had a home energy survey and will be replacing their inoperative solar hot water system with a new 300 litre solar hot water system...

Roland & Marian Maddocks

Roland's and Marian's action plan to reduce their electricity consumption includes using ceiling or pedestal fans instead of air conditioning. and turning off...

Jodie & Evan

Jodie and Evan have recently had a follow up survey and their action plan includes installing a solar hot water system to reduce water heating costs, using...

Mid Merry and Mike Rawnsley

As part of their action plan, Mike and Mid will install a solar hot water system, roof insulation, and ceiling fans in dining and lounge room. They will also...

Tracey Brand

Tracey's action plan includes using the reverse cycle air conditioners less during both summer and winter, reducing the hours she runs the pool pump, turning...

Colin Stevens / Christine Clissold

Colin and Christine's action plan includes installing a variable speed pool pump, upgrading the roof insulation, replacing the 12volt down lights with 240 volt...

Fran Stoops

Fran's action plan to reduce her households already low electricity bill includes continuing to commit to only using power where necessary i.e. turning off...

Samantha Williams

Samantha's action plan includes: Running the pool filter less Turning the beer fridge off when there is no beer Turning TV off when not watching it

Jackie Smith

Jackie's action plan includes: Turning off lights and equipment when not in use. Setting the air con to 24 degrees in the summer & 19 degrees in...

Matt and Danielle Campbell

Matt and Danielle's action plan includes: reducing electricity based heating in winter; reducing electric oven use  turning off lights when...

Litao Zhao

Litao's action plan to reduce electricity consumption is to take advantage of Alice Solar City incentives for replacing 12V halogen downlights and installing a...

Marilyn, Allan, Tayla and Sahar O'Keefe

The O'Keefe family have recently had a home energy survey and their action plan includes undertaking a range of energy efficiency measures such as installing...

Steve and Julie Vincent

Steve and Julie have recently made a number of changes to their home, including installing external shading and a variable speed pool pump. They expect to see...

Marteena McKenzie, Roman and Ernie Micairan

Marteena's and Roman's action plan includes reducing aircon use in summer, turning off appliances at the power point, plugging holes in doors and windows to...

Brendan Heenan

As part of his action plan Brendan has had a follow up survey which identified ways to reduce electricity consumption. Brendan plan now includes replacing his...

Peta & Travis Bettineschi

The Bettineschi family's action plan includes installing solar hot water and shortening pool pump time.

Bronwyn Grieves

Bronwyn's action plan is to have a follow energy survey to determine ways to reduce her energy consumption.

Kalikamurti Suich & Joy Taylor

Kalikamurti's action plan includes turning off all standby power and using fans more instead of the airconditioner.

Samih Bitar

Samih's action plan includes replacing his old refrigerator with a new, energy efficient one, replacing his pool pump with a variable speed model and cutting...

Karen Montey

Karen's action plan includes using the timer on the airconditioner and turning the airconditioner off at the switchboard when it is not being used.
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