The YV-CPHub Home Energy Efficiency Program

The Yarra Valley Community Power Hub is proud to offer a range of services to help upgrade the energy efficiency of our homes in the Greater Yarra Valley and Ranges region.

Home Energy Efficiency Advice

A home energy efficiency advisory service provided by a registered professional assessor (paid service), or a community volunteer (free service)

Have a qualified and registered Assessor visit your home to give global but detailed advice about ways to make your electricity bills smaller and your home more comfortable in summer and winter. This is a professional service and there  is a fee for this assessment.

OR PREFER A FREE SERVICE that is less comprehensive but also very helpful? Register for one of our trained home energy efficiency volunteers to provide a free visit and a free report. 

Free Home Energy Upgrades

A FREE UPGRADE of your home to a range of energy efficient products, with free products and free installation – no catches!

Supported by the Victorian Government Energy Upgrade Program AND FREE, you can have an expert visit your home to replace a wide range of items that are now obsolete and energy hungry, with the latest energy efficiency products. The YV-CPHub has organized an installer for you and all you have to do is make an appointment and watch your energy bills decrease!! 

Home Energy Efficiency Training

TRAIN to become a home energy efficiency advisor as a community volunteer

In association with Box Hill Institute (Lilydale campus), we offer you the chance to learn to assess the energy efficiency of homes and their electrical appliances. This is a fee paying course, but if you enrol through the YV-CPHub and become a member of a local community energy group, your fee will be subsidised and you will only pay $25.  

Renewable Energy Short Course

TAKE A SHORT COURSE through a local  Community Centre or Neighbourhood House

Want to learn about community renewable energy and why this movement is growing so fast in Australia and internationally? Three Community/Neighbourhood Houses in our region, Nillumbik, Emerald and Pakenham are offering this course for you. This course is subsidised by the Victorian Education Department and there is a small participation fee payable. Courses start in early 2022 and you can pre-register now!

Home Energy Efficiency Kit

Would you prefer a do-it-yourself option for your home energy efficiency upgrade?

Three local government authorities are providing a Home Energy Efficiency Kit, which can be borrowed from local libraries in the Eastern Regional Library system.