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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.

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Residential On-Ground Assessment Project

MEFL has been researching home energy efficiency, in partnership with Sustainability Victoria.

Improving the energy efficiency of existing houses is a key step in reducing household energy consumption.

We have undertaken a number of projects with Sustainability Victoria to gather information about how to improve the energy efficiency of existing Victorian houses. The four focus areas are as follows:

  • Replacing halogen downlights
  • Installing wall insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Comprehensive energy efficiency assessments of existing houses

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Energy Efficiency Potential of Victorian Homes

A study by the Moreland Energy Foundation for Sustainability Victoria, May 2010.

MEFL is undertaking a consulting contract with Sustainability Victoria. The research project is gathering information about the energy efficiency of existing Victorian houses. The study so far has given us a better understanding of just how inefficient Melbourne’s older houses are, what needs to be done to improve them, and how much it might cost.


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