Energy Efficiency

Supporting the establishment of standards, programs and innovative practices to improve energy efficiency and providing Australian households and businesses with economical solutions to live and work more sustainably.

Energy efficiency strategies and initiatives

Energy efficiency strategies and initiatives include:

Non-residential buildings

Non-residential buildings include commercial buildings such as shops, hotels, restaurants, and offices, industrial buildings, schools and hospitals. They are responsible for approximately 10 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Appliances, lighting and equipment

Energy ratings

Information about the ratings system for energy efficient buildings and appliances:

Homes

Australia's eight million homes are responsible for approximately 13 per cent of Australia's energy use 10 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions.

Lighting

The Australian Government is working with states and territories to gradually phase out inefficient incandescent light bulbs.

Water heaters

Changing electric water heaters for a low emission gas, solar or heat pump system, can reduce energy consumption and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about water heaters:

Grants and funding

Energy Efficiency Consultations

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