HOUSEHOLD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Aussie households have a huge impact on the environment. Not only through the amount of energy used to build houses, but also through a household’s day-to-day consumption of resources. This is paving the way for more action within the home including cutting down how much power we consume to thinking about the products we buy.

ENERGY USE
Saving energy in the home is one of the easiest ways to tackle emissions. The average Australian household generates over seven tonnes of greenhouse gas a year by using power, according to the Department of the Environment and Energy. The lion’s share is gobbled up by heating and cooling, making this a key area people can concentrate on. The general view is homes can be much better designed to harness the natural environment and create more stable temperatures indoors. This includes better use of the sun, shade or wind and focusing on how the built environments around our home can impact temperature.

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