energy efficiency

Get smart: It’s time to put energy efficiency to work

The market for smart energy management in Australia is taking off, as energy users act to take control of their energy costs, and businesses see demand management and onsite generation in a completely new light.

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‘Smart home’ gadgets: Not always the easy answer to cutting bills

Research suggests some "smart" devices can wind up increasing household energy usage, rather than cutting it.

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CEFC backs cutting edge energy efficient student housing complex

CEFC commits $32m finance to 428-bed student accommodation project in Adelaide, to set new benchmark in energy efficient building.

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Harvesting the sun: Farmers shift to solar to take the power back

Australia's agribusiness sector is leading the commercial solar boom in Australia, as farmers seek to cut grid power costs and boost productivity through more efficient operating practices.

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NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

CEFC commits a further $180m to extend NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, after huge success with Australian farmers.

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SA govt to install solar at 40 schools, fund lighting upgrades

South Australian government announces $15m scheme to fund rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades for schools across the state.

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To seal or not to seal: The dangers of a draught-proof home

At the moment it is de rigeur to try to seal off every last little crack in the envelope of one’s house in order to save energy. But there is another side to this issue: you also have to breathe!

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Solar PV and hot water, zero emissions: Stockland’s new 8-star energy rated house

Australian property group Stockland has unveiled its 8-star energy rated zero emissions house at the company’s Willowdale community development in Sydney’s west.

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Living off-grid in Australia’s tropical north: Tips from a long-term Daintree resident

A well designed off-grid solar and battery storage system can supply most households' needs easily, even in Australia's tropical north. But some know-how is needed.

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CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC teams with Westpac and energy services company Verdia to help Australian businesses with energy saving, electric vehicles.

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