Green Loans HSA online tool

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The Green Loans Program was an Australian Government initiative to help Australians tackle climate change. The primary goal of the program was to reduce energy use, water use, and greenhouse emissions from Australian households. The program aimed to achieve this by offering Home Sustainability Assessments (HSA) and advice on simple home improvements and behavioural changes to reduce household environmental impact.

The SBi Lab team worked on the development of the Household Sustainability Assessment tool. The tool established the impact of heating and cooling, appliances and household fixtures to calculate the energy, greenhouse emissions, and water efficiency of homes and provide recommendations for improving performance.

Key people

Researchers: Centre for Design RMIT University, Mr Andrew Carre, Dr Mary Myla Andamon


Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer