Our Home Energy Toolkits are available for loan from each of our six libraries. The toolkits will help you learn about energy use in your home to reduce your electricity use, and save money on your bills.
To hire a toolkit visit your local library.
Each Toolkit includes:
- PowerMate Lite to measure the electricity use of plug-in appliances, their cost to run and greenhouse gas emissions
- Infra-red Thermometer to measure the temperatures of hard to reach places so you can check heat gains and losses from your home
- Thermometers to assess outside temperatures and how that impacts your comfort inside.
Translated instructions will also available in Mandarin, Farsi, Croatian and Italian. Please ask for a copy when you borrow your toolkit.
The City has created an online video to assist you with getting the most out of your toolkit. You can view the video by following this link.
Home energy checklist
To help you complete a self-check of your energy use at home and learn about actions to reduce your energy use, a Home Energy Checklist will also be available in English, Mandarin, Farsi, Croatian and Italian from your local Stirling Library.
The City has created an online video to help you complete your checklist at home. To view the video follow this link.
Sustainable Energy Action Plan - Corporate
The City is committed to achieving 100 per cent renewable electricity supply by 2030 and a 70 per cent carbon emissions reduction target by 2030. This will ensure we are doing our bit to help Australia reach Paris Climate Agreement goals and limit the impacts of climate change.
Our priority is to reduce the consumption of grid-powered electricity on City infrastructure (I.e. City owned buildings) or replace it with renewable sources to decrease carbon emissions.
Read the Sustainable Energy Action Plan.
Climate Change Adaptation Plan
The City has shown a long-term commitment to climate change adaptation. The Climate Change Adaptation Plan, developed in 2013, identified key climate risks to the City’s services and operations and priority actions to reduce its exposure to those risks. Implementing the priority actions has helped the City to build climate resilience and be prepared for the more extreme climatic changes. Actions have included measuring and monitoring biodiversity, conserving water and energy, adjusting behaviour to avoid extreme temperatures and building infra-structure that will withstand more extreme storm and flooding events. The Plan is due for review in 2022 as part of the Sustainability Strategy development.
Learn more about the Climate Change Adaptation Plan here.
Did you know the average WA energy bill is around $300? That's around $1,800 per year. Here are some tips and useful information to help you save energy and reduce your bills.
Keeping comfortable at home
Local energy resources
Building a new home
Understanding your appliances
Find out which appliances are costing you the most. Visit Synergy for energy saving tips and tricks
- Would you like to learn more about efficient appliances? The Energy Rating website has lots of advice to help you choose the right appliance for you.
- Water heating uses a big portion of household energy. As systems need to be replaced every 5-10 years, be prepared by learning about efficient water heaters
Would you consider switching your cooktop from gas to induction towards becoming ‘all electric’ in your home? Learn whether induction cooking is right for you.
- Learn about key considerations when installing rooftop solar PV in your home
Not sure if solar power and/or battery storage is right for your home? Synergy has some helpful information to help you decide.
Finding the right supplier is important when investing in solar. Here’s a link to Western Power’s tips on finding the right supplier for your solar project.