Sustainability Victoria conducts trials to test the effectiveness of measures that can be taken by householders to modify – or retrofit – existing appliances or circumstances to improve their energy effiency.
1 August 2019
In this report, we present the results of Sustainability Victoria’s Comprehensive Retrofit Trial, undertaken in fourteen existing houses located in Melbourne.
1 September 2016
This report provides insights into the cost effectiveness of 21 different energy efficiency upgrades and the outcomes.
This report looks at the impact that installing insulation had on the thermal comfort of houses during winter and on their heating energy consumption.
1 December 2016
The trial found that replacing electric clothes dryers with heat pump dryers was cost effective for households with high dryer usage.
This report shows that comprehensive draught sealing is an effective strategy to reduce heating energy consumption in Victorian houses.
This report, based on a study of eight houses, looks at the impact of replacing old ductwork with new high efficiency ductwork.
This trial achieved average energy savings of 18.8% for an average payback period of 10.3 years.
This report shows that replacing existing 12 volt halogen downlight lamps with low energy downlight lamps can significantly reduce lighting energy consumption.
1 February 2017
In this trial, old refrigerators were replaced by a high efficiency model, achieving significant energy savings.
In this trial old single-speed pool pumps were replaced with new high efficiency three-speed pumps to assess the impacts.
This report looks at the use of special heat shrink films applied to the frames of existing windows to create a double glazing effect.