Sustainable homes

Home Design and Renovation

Planning on building or renovating? Choosing the right design can reduce your running cost and make your home more sustainable.

Our Good Home Design guide(PDF, 9MB) has some great ideas for reducing your homes running costs and minimising your environmental impact.

Sustainable Living

Try the simple tips in our Switch and Save brochure(PDF, 798KB) to take control of your power bills. Another great resource for reducing your energy bill is the Switch On website.

The state government offers rebates on a variety of sustainble home features, to find out more visit Sustainability Victoria

Water Harvesting

Installing a rainwater tank in your garden is an excellent way to reduce the amount of water you use from catchments. Tanks are available in various shapes and sizes.

Rebates are available for a variety of water saving devices including:

  • Rainwater tanks

  • 5 star water rated (WELS) washing machines

  • Pool covers

  • Showerheads

Visit the DEPI website for more information.