Keeping Warm in Winter, the enviro friendly way

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I was amused to come across this article supposedly about people who live  in cold houses  by  choice. I’m not sure how much of it was about choice or necessity for most of those interviewed, something I’m sure many people in rental properties can relate to, particularly those with poor heating facilities in their homes. No ones wants to sit in one room under a heater all day or be faced with a ridiculously large gas/electricity bill at the end of winter. So how to keep warm?


Recommended Insulator for your home – Origin

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

One of the negative sides of the recent spate of Government rebates is that there are a few people and organisations out there ripping of the public in promising to help you take advantage of the money offered.

A frequent question we have been asked recently is who to trust, slowly we’re building a list of organisations to recommend and here’s one for you we discovered at our recent trip to the Wyndham Sustainability expo…

Origin Insulation – with three branches around Melbourne

Great news for Renters seeking insulation rebates

Monday, August 31st, 2009

EE Home package changes

We were passed this today by Cool.nrg…
It seems that the Insulation rebate for renters hasn’t been quite as sucesful as the home owners scheme, whilst the powers that be feel it is due to financial constraints, I wonder if it may be more to do with the process itself (of negotiating with landlords etc…), whatever the reasoning, the upshot is that now Renters can also claim the same amount as Home Owners, $1600, result!

SPECIAL – Insulation rebates

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Did you realise the Federal government actually has a rebate scheme in place to help renters insulate their (often poorly insulated) homes? Neither did we… In a strange quirk of coincidence we were offered two articles on the subject in the same week, so we thought we’d group the two posts together in something of a “Special Feature” on the rebate.

Firstly we have a detailed and helpful article from Just Change on how best to apply for and carry out using the rebate here.

Secondly, once you’ve hopefully successfully applied for and received the rebate let ReNew magazine know your experiences, read how here.