Roadmap-To-Zero logo Energy Checklist
    Easy
  • Only turn on appliances etc. when you are using them
  • Wash your laundry on cold
  • Choose battery-powered garden tools (lawnmower, blower etc) not petrol-powered
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  • Hang your washing on the line, rather than tumble-dry
  • Close blinds during the day if hot to limit need to use air-conditioning
  • Attend a free community renewables information event
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    Moderate
  • Turn off your powerpoints when not using them
  • Take part in the NSW Energy Savings Scheme
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  • Pick an electricity retailer that has good environmental performance, e.g. see Green Electricity Guide
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  • Buy renewable energy through the Government GreenPower program
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    Difficult
  • Install awnings outside windows in direct sunlight, to prevent heat reaching the room
  • Insulate roof cavities and underfloor
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  • Get an energy audit done
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  • Install solar panels
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  • Install a smart meter to monitor and optimise energy usage
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  • Invest in solar battery storage
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  • If moving house or apartment consider the need to heat and cool