When you switch on a light, run hot water or cook in the kitchen, do you think about how clean your electricity is? The electricity you use seems the same to you but the emissions generated by creating it can vary a lot. Some energy companies use fossil fuels for their electricity a lot more than others.

About one third of ALL carbon emissions in Australia are generated in the production of electricity, so small changes here have a BIG impact on total emissions.

Explore the checklist to find out more.

Roadmap-To-Zero logo Energy Checklist
  • Conduct an energy audit or engage an efficiency consultant
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  • Understand the emissions created by your supply chain and discuss with suppliers
  • Install awnings / close blinds during the day when hot to limit the need to use aircon
  • Set thermostats to no more than 20c in winter (heating) and no less than 25c in summer (aircon)
  • Set hot water to 60c and no more
  • Set thermostats to 20c max in winter (heating) and 25c min in summer (aircon)
  • Switch to energy-saving, LED lightbulbs
  • Join the NSW Energy Savings Scheme
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  • Choose an environmental electricity supplier
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  • Insulate roof cavities and underfloor spaces
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  • Install solar panels and storage battery
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  • When choosing new premises, consider the need to heat and cool sustainably