Sustainability at home will reduce your energy consumption and environmental impact, and could save you money.
Home energy assessment toolkits (HEAT)
Our home energy assessment toolkit (HEAT) will help you to find out:
- Which of your home appliances are guzzling power
- Where your home leaks heat in winter
- Where your home gains heat in summer
- How you can make simple changes to save money
- How you can make simple changes to save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Kits are available for loan at no charge, for two weeks at a time. Collection is by appointment from the City's Administration Centre.
Saving water in your garden
Almost 50% of residential water consumption goes onto the garden. Using Waterwise native plants for your garden or verge can help reduce your water consumption and save you money.
The City’s annual Living Green program provides residents with free Waterwise native plants for their verge and home garden. Subscribe to our Living Green e-newsletter to hear when this offer will next be available. Please refer to our Verge Treatment Guidelines before planting your native verge garden.
Consider installing a grey water system and using waste water from your shower and laundry to irrigate your garden. To encourage the uptake of grey water systems, the City of Stirling has waived all applications fees. A list of approved grey water systems and the Application Form can be found on the Department of Health website.