The Home Energy Project (also known as the RBEE project), managed by CSIRO in partnership with Energy Makeovers and other organisations, have so far signed up over 250 households to volunteer nationally to help advance research on residential energy use… and see how they can save on energy bills. As a partner organisation, Energy Makeovers conducts the home assessments and energy ratings for the project, among other things.
The project is still looking for volunteers!
If you take part you will get a unique opportunity to understand how your home uses energy.
The benefits include:
Saving power: a report on your house will give you a better understanding of your energy use.
Top science: a report on your home’s energy use, including thermal images, will show you ways to save energy.
Earn money: You’ll get A$100 for looking after and returning a pair of thermometers, and some homes may have an energy monitor installed, valued at A$1500, to provide online access showing where your electricity is being used.
Help Australia save energy! CSIRO will use the project’s findings to help Australians understand how their homes use energy.
Hurry, registrations close on 9 March 2012. Visit http://www.csiro.au/ house for more information and to register.