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Planning and design

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Using good design principles can save energy, water and money, while creating a more enjoyable and comfortable home.


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Building or renovating?

If you're building a home or undertaking a renovation, you might like to refer to our list of questions to ask your builder, architect or installer.

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Renovate for energy efficiency

Plan your renovation the smart way and you can reduce your energy costs.

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Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard

Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard

A Scorecard energy efficiency assessment will help you identify where your home is using the most energy, give it a Scorecard energy efficiency star rating, and suggest ways to make it more comfortable and more energy efficient to run. Whether you're selling, buying, renovating, looking to cut power bills or feel more comfortable in your home, Scorecard can help.

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