Climate change is recognised as a key environmental issue facing the City of Belmont now and into the future. The City implements actions to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, as well as to 'future proof' against the predicted impacts of climate change through a Local Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan.
Save Energy at Home
or at Work
Residents and businesses located in Belmont can take
advantage of discounts and special offers on energy and water efficient
products as part of the Rewards for Residents & Businesses Program.
more information on these offers and other tips on how you can save energy at home or at work, visit the switch your thinking website.
typical household uses 15 units (kilowatt hours) of electricity per day, but an
energy efficient household can use as few as four units. The majority of energy
use in the home is associated with water heating (31%) and heating and cooling
(26%). Technological solutions that can be implemented include:
- Passive Solar House Design
- Grid-connected solar (photovoltaic) power system
more information on solar PV systems please refer to the switch your thinking website or the Planning Information Sheet on Solar Panels (Residential) available here. For fact sheets on saving energy and Solar Panels refer to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council's website here.
City employs a Travel Smart Officer to encourage sustainable transport
alternatives such as public transport, cycling and walking. For further
information visit the Travel Smart page.