Take the Online Household Bushfire Self-Assessment Tool at cfa.vic.gov.au.
This online tool takes you through the essential actions step by step to assess your property, calculate your defendable space, reduce the risk of ember attack and identify the people, resources, equipment and tasks you need to take to make your property fire ready...Read More
To estimate how much tap water you could save by installing a rain tank and using rainwater, use the Rain Tank calculator at SmartWaterMark or the free iSaveH20 app via iTunes. The calculation should take less than five minutes to complete.
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Rain Tank Calculator: http://www.smartwatermark.org/pledge/rainwater.asp
Up to 40% of a home’s heating energy can be lost and up to 87% of its heat gained through windows. Whether you are retrofitting or building a new home, you will greatly reduce your heating and cooling costs by installing the most energy efficient windows you can afford.
To make the best choices when purchasing energy efficient windows an...Read More
Household appliances, including refrigeration and cooling equipment, can account for up to one-third of your home energy consumption.
Older appliances use far more energy and are more costly to run. Check how much your appliances cost to run and compare them against more energy efficient alternatives at switch on.
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Use the Ecological Footprint calculator at the World Wide Fund For Nature’s (WWF) website to estimate the effect your lifestyle has on the environment. The answer is given as the number of planet Earths necessary to produce the goods and services to support the lifestyle.
- The calculator is not an indicator of climate ...
The Australian Greenhouse Calculator (AGC) helps you explore how your lifestyle contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
We all enjoy the benefits of modern technology such as heating and lighting, but we can do a lot to reduce the production of greenhouse gases as a result of how we live, and help combat climate change.
Use the calcu...Read More
Public transport disruptions and delays are more common on days of extreme heat.
Download the PTV mobile app to plan your travel. You’ll have access to timetables, next five departures from each stop, service disruption information and real time tram information. Stay informed to avoid lengthy delays or being stranded in the heat.