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Home Insulation Program -- Ceiling insulation
03-02-2009 8:16:11 PM
 

Ceiling Insulation

The Energy Efficient Homes Package aims to install ceiling insulation in Australian homes making them more energy efficient; to boost the economy and to create jobs.

 

This practical step will help households reduce their energy use, cut their power bills by around $200 a year, and increase the comfort and value of their homes.

 

The Home Insulation Program provides assistance of up to $1,200 to install ceiling insulation. The assistance is available to eligible owner-occupiers, landlords and tenants.

 

To be eligible for the Home Insulation Program, insulation materials must meet the insulation product standard AS/NZ 4859.1:2002 (incorporating Amendment 1, Dec 2006) 'Materials for the Thermal Insulation of Buildings'.

Site inspections are now being undertaken on households where ceiling insulation has been installed to ensure compliance with the Home Insulation Program. United Group Services has been contracted to undertake the site inspections. Initially a letter will be sent to the householder and this will be followed by a phone call to arrange a mutually convenient time for the inspection. All inspectors will carry formal identification and householders can contact the call centre to verify inspectors names if they have any concerns.

The inspections will involve appropriately qualified roofing inspectors conducting ceiling inspections of random samples of households to confirm that:

  • the insulation has been installed effectively and
  • the appropriate records have been provided to, and are retained by, the householder.

If any installation is found to be substandard in any way, the householder will be provided with a copy of the report and information about how to seek remediation through the installer.

 

These inspections are essential to provide the Australian Government with an assurance that the Program is being effectively implemented.

Green Loans

Green Loans is a new Australian Government initiative to help Australians tackle climate change. The Green Loans Program assists Australian families to install solar, water saving, and energy efficient products.

 

The Green Loans Program provides:

1.       detailed, quality Home Sustainability Assessments; and

2.       access to Green Loans of up to $10,000, that are interest free for up to a maximum of four years, to make the changes 

         recommended in the assessment.

 

For further information visit http://www.environment.gov.au/greenloans/