Healthy Homes

Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL) is very excited to be the delivery partner for the Victorian Healthy Homes program.

The research program, which is funded by Sustainability Victoria, will help low income households where people are living with chronic health problems and focus on improving the warmth of their home during winter. The study’s research partner, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will then measure whether the improved warmth leads to better health and wellbeing outcomes. The program will also measure whether the upgrades help to reduce energy consumption in the homes.

There is a set budget to make changes at each home and the types of upgrades that might take place include draught proofing, new or improved heating plus new or upgraded insulation. The project will cover 800 homes in the western suburbs of Melbourne and 200 in the Goulburn Valley region of northern Victoria.

Alison Rowe, CEO of the Moreland Energy Foundation said, “we are thrilled to be working with Sustainability Victoria on this important project. We’re particularly pleased to be able to work with the most vulnerable households in our community to deliver what we hope will lead to significantly improved health outcomes and reduced energy poverty.”

MEFL will work with delivery partners including Uniting Kildonan to deliver home visits, residential energy assessment scorecards and manage the process of installing the new items.

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