The REB Efficiency Group had its first meeting on Tuesday May 22nd at the Benalla Gliding Club.
This meeting provided a brief overview of the series with an emphasis on reading power meters and understanding power bills. It is considered useful to establish a baseline energy use before people embark on improving the energy efficiency of their homes so that improvements in performance can be measured.
Geoff Lodge, CEO and Executive Director of GV Community Energy gave an informative talk on the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard including some valuable insights on retrofitting.
There are three more sessions in the series.
Session 2 - Tuesday 26 June - Lighting, Draft Proofing and Insulation.
Session 3 - Tuesday 24 July - Windows, Appliances & Cooking and Heating & Cooling.
Session 4 - Tuesday 21 August - Hot Water, Energy Monitoring & Control and Solar Power.
Information Links on Building Efficiency.
Indigo Shire Better Build Toolkit
ATA: Free Renter's guide to Sustainable Living
We encourage you to analyse your power bills to establish your baseline energy use.
Full details in REB's 'Wipe Out Gas and Electricity Bills' flyer.
A light supper will be available at the end of the evenings.
RSVP by the Sunday before a session, Phone Peter 0418 135 330, AH Howard 0409 504 420